The saying “Together we are better” is easier said than done. Discover how statewide organizations overcome challenges to lead partnerships with limited capacity and resources. Join them as they share insights on balancing short-term activities with a long-term vision of a state where quality of life is a priority, and everyone has an equitable opportunity to thrive. Gain valuable lessons, insights into obstacles, and highlights as they establish priorities, coordinate activities and measure impact across the state.
Forrest Alton, MPH Co-Founder & President 1000 Feathers
Lori Phillips, MPH and MCHES Director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention at the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
Meg Stanley, MMC Executive Director, Wholespire, Inc.
Get ready to learn about the exciting initiatives underway in our state that aim to bridge the gap between communities and schools! Join us as Rachel Fobare takes us on a journey through the implementation of Erin’s Law in our schools and shares valuable information about community resources that can support this law’s requirements. And that’s not all – we’ll also hear from Robin Cooper, who will discuss how schools and community partners can work together to improve student and community health by aligning their shared goals. This is a unique opportunity to discover how collaboration and partnerships can lead to positive outcomes for our communities, so don’t miss it!
Gain a deeper understanding of collaboration! From newbies to seasoned coalition leaders, everyone will hear about new ideas, the key reasons behind why people participate in community coalitions, how to recruit potential members, and most importantly how to keep them engaged. You’ll get ideas to broaden coalition membership while also recognizing the importance of aligning current collaborative efforts with new partners to accomplish overall goals.
Dr. Pam Imm received her doctorate in clinical and community psychology from the University of South Carolina. She began working with community coalitions to reduce and prevent alcohol and drug use back in the early 1990s. As a community psychologist, Dr. Imm continues to work with local, state, and national agencies to improve collaborative efforts in prevention. She is affiliated with LRADAC, the alcohol and drug use agency in Lexington and Richland Counties and is a co-founder of The Courage Center, a local recovery community organization that focuses on youth and families.