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Eat Smart Move More Charleston Tri-County Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice 

Please find attached our December newsletter.  As a reminder, our general meeting on Thursday, December 5th, at North Charleston City Hall at 2 PM.

We have lot to update you on, as well as, a business highlight, a personal highlight, and a member highlight. Each will have their own story about making the healthy choice the easy choice. Make plans to attend and bring a friend!  Always Remember to Take Care of YOU!

Mike Campbell, 2013 Chair Charleston Tri-County Eat Smart Move More  - Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Vision: A Charleston Tri-County Region in which healthy eating and active living are the cultural norm.

Mission: To create policy, systems and environmental change that promotes and sustains healthy eating and active living in our community.

Click on our website\:  Eat Smart Move More Charleston Tri-County

Click  here to download our:  December Newsletter 


In The News


Congratulations to . . .SE VIEW Administrative Core Team

We now have over 151 "likes" on our Facebook Page.  We are setting our goals for the remainder of the year and first quarter of 2014 to double that number.  Please like us, and share our social media presence with your your friends and colleagues.  If you have items to contribute, please contact any member of our administrative core team.


Reducing Health Disparities Through Sustaining and Strengthening Healthy Communities

The Seventh Annual National Conference on Health Disparities was held November 13-16, 2013, in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Like its six predecessors, the 2013 conference will focus on policies and programs to reduce health disparities, with several panels addressing issues of particular importance in the Caribbean region. Presenters emphasized the role of social determinants, personal responsibility and prevention in initiatives that reduce disparities.

From 2007 through 2012, national conferences in Charleston, SC (2007, 2011); St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; Atlanta, GA; Philadelphia, PA, and Little Rock, AR, have brought together diverse partners, presenters and attendees to share their knowledge of health disparities. These programs have uncovered and told a much larger story: that social determinants, such as race, poverty, low education levels, public safety, environmental quality and inadequate housing, are major contributors to health disparities. These findings suggest the potential benefits of rededicating a portion of America’s healthcare resources to programs that emphasize education, prevention and personal responsibility – each person’s willingness and capacity to make informed decisions that reduce the likelihood of disease development.

Click here to view conference Introductory video


Congratulations to . . .

SE VIEW Co-Investigator, Dr. Jimmy McElligott for contributions cited in the article that appeared in The Post and Courier, on Mar 11, 2013.

MUSC doctor helps rural school nurse in virtual medicine program


Atlanta Community Leaders Institute, agenda (PDF)

Morehouse School of Medicine
National Center for Primary Care Auditorium
720 Westview Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30310


Bolton Community Leaders Institute, agenda (PDF)

Southeastern Community College
T-Building, Room 101
454 Chadbourn Highway
Whiteville, NC 28472



 
Clyburn Foundation Establishes Sabra C. Slaughter, PhD Health Equity & Wellness Endowment at MUSC

December, 2012 - Charleston, SC The James E. Clyburn Research and Scholarship Foundation donated $25,000 to establish the Sabra C. Slaughter, PhD Health Equity & Wellness Endowment at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Congressman James E. Clyburn was on hand for the announcement on December 10, 2012, and spoke about the importance of this endowment named in honor of MUSC’s Chief of Staff.

“This one is close to my heart because it honors a dear friend who has meant so much to MUSC and to the field of health disparities,” Congressman Clyburn said. “I am grateful to Dr. Slaughter for his lifetime of work to improve the quality of and access to health care, the elimination of health disparities, and the achievement of population parity in South Carolina's health professions workforce. It is the Foundation’s sincere hope that this endowment will help further his tremendous work and in turn benefit South Carolina as a whole." To read more . . . click on Full Press Release



ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION HONORS DEBBIE BRYANT, DNP, RN, WITH PRESTIGIOUS COMMUNITY HEALTH LEADER AWARD

Charleston, S.C. (Oct. 17, 2012) – Debbie Bryant, DNP, RN, assistant director of Cancer Prevention and Control and Outreach at the Hollings Cancer Center, has been named a recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's 2012 Community Health Leaders Award.

The award honors exceptional men and women who have overcome significant obstacles to tackle some of the most challenging health and health care problems facing their communities. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has honored more than 200 community health leaders since 1993. Bryant was one of only ten recipients chosen from hundreds of nominees.

For more details on Debbie Bryant's award please visit:
http://hcc.musc.edu/news/pressreleases/2012/Robert%20Wood%20Johnson%20Foundation%20Honors%20Dr.%20Debbie%20Bryant



CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. MARVELLA FORD

Two investigators at the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Hollings Cancer Center—Marvella E. Ford (Ph.D.) and Nestor F. Esnaola (M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.), were awarded a five-year National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) R01 grant this past April.

Their research will evaluate the impact of a patient navigation intervention in reducing barriers to surgical cancer care and improving surgical resection rates among African Americans with Stage I-II non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Two hundred African Americans will be recruited from six geographically diverse sites within a southeastern cancer clinical trials network to participate in a two-arm, cluster randomized trial comparing enhanced versus usual care.

To date, Ford has been awarded 11 research grants as PI and has had 59 scientific papers published or accepted for publication. She is the recipient of more than 18 honors and awards, including the 2012 MUSC Martin Luther King, Jr. Award and the 2010 MUSC Earl B. Higgins Achievement in Diversity Award. In addition, she has been a member of numerous NIH and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) review panels.

For more details on Dr. Marvella Ford's award please visit: http://crchd.cancer.gov/news/spotlights/grantee-spotlights_mford.html
 


Archived Events


Join us at our General Membership meeting for Eat Smart Move More Charleston Tri-County on
September 5th at 2 PM
Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments
1362 McMillan Avenue Suite 100
North Charleston, SC 29405

During this meeting we will be talking about our new branding strategy LetsGo! We want to find the best way to pilot this to help people make the healthy choice the easy choice, which includes helping highlight our member organizations. You can check out what the state has done so far at LetsGo > http://letsgosc.org/ .

Also, we will be talking about ways to advocate for change in our schools and much more. Whether you are a member, prospective member, or just interested in what we are doing, PLEASE JOIN US on September 5th. 
Volunteer Director of the Youth Marathon Program Chair Eat Smart Move More SC Marketing and Communications Committee Chief Counselor Camp Kemo

Vision: A Charleston Tri-County Region in which healthy eating and active living are the cultural norm.
Mission: To create policy, systems and environmental change that promotes and sustains healthy eating and active living in our community.
843-876-2039

Savannah Georgia Community Leaders Institute - Building and Sustaining Healthy Communities

The Savannah, GA Community Leaders Institute will be held on September 6-7, 2013 at the Savannah State University King-Frazier Student Center Savannah Room. There is no cost for this institute. Participants are expected to take this information to their communities.   Attached is a copy of our brochure, however, the links below will provide electronic access.
 
Click here for the printable brochure and more details:  Savannah Community Leaders Institute, agenda (PDF)
 
Click here for on-line registration and more details: http://pico.library.musc.edu/CLIsavannah.php
 
Savannah State University
King-Frazier Student Center Savannah Room
3219 College Street
Savannah, GA 31404
 
This Institute focuses on the unique relationship between environmental protection, human health, environmental justice and economic development. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America cordially invites you to:  Research in Your Backyard with featured speaker Rep. James Clyburn (D/SC-06)

James E. Clyburn Research Center, Drug Discovery Bldg.
The Medical University of South Carolina
11:00 a.m.

For additional details click here


July 16, 2013

Our Nation’s Health:   A Focus on Social Determinants

Dr. David E. Rivers, MUSC Assistant Professor and Public Information and Community Outreach Director, hosted a television program that examined the impact of social determinants. CNN Chief National Correspondent, Mr. John King served as the moderator along with several expert panelists to address the issue of social determinants. This program was sponsored by the Medical University of South Carolina, U.S. Department of Defense (Southeastern VIEW), U.S. Department of Energy, and South Carolina State University, is now available on DVD.  For additional information or copies please contact Latecia Abraham,Program Coordinator at (843) 792-5530

Our Nation’s Health: A Focus on Social Determinants is a made-for-television dialogue which examinined the impact of social determinants (poverty, race, environment, education, access to care, housing and public safety, among others) on Americans’ health and our nation’s healthcare system.  The dialogue recognized and addressed these roadblocks to community health as part of a “well-care” approach that emphasized prevention, education and personal responsibility.  To review the press release in its entirety, click here


June 26, 2013

AAHC Releases New Online Toolkit Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

The Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) has developed wherehealthbegins.org, an online toolkit of best practices and resources for academic health centers and their community partners to use in addressing the broad range of non-medical issues that impact health and well-being. Known as the “social determinants of health,” these include all the factors that impact health where one lives, learns, works, and plays. Through these efforts, AAHC plans to translate individual institutional successes and best practices into a nationwide effort.

The online toolkit arose out of a series of meetings in 2011 and 2012 that brought together a variety of stakeholders to build a coordinated national movement to encourage academic health centers to broaden their programs to address the social determinants of health. The toolkit was developed in partnership with MUSC, the University of California, Davis, and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center with funding provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and MUSC. The AAHC Social Determinants Initiative was formally endorsed by its Board of Directors in 2012. 

To read the entire press release, click here


James Island Community Leaders Institute - Building and Sustaining Healthy Communities

May 3-4, 2013
James Island Elementary School
1872 Grimball Road
James Island, SC

A Conference on Community - MUSC Outreach Group to Host Conference on Role of Government

by Charlie Morrison, Community Editor

Where else in the country, let alone the county, does understanding your government begin with answering the question, "what color is your trash can?" Only on James Island, where residents have as tough a task as anyone in understanding the nuts and bolts of their government, how it works, and what it can do for them.  To read more, click on the link and download the entire article featured in the  James Island Messenger


In the News

Mobile Health Unit

Calendar Schedule for Charleston and Surrounding Counties

Please check the schedule for your area. Calendar dates are available from July - December, 2012

Click here to download Mobile Health Unit Schedule



6th National Conference on Health Disparities

The Conference was hosted at the Peabody Hotel by several key sponsors on November 28-December 1, 2012, in Little Rock, AR. A welcome reception was hosted by Govenor and Mrs. Beebe and an event was hosted by the Clinton Foundation at the Presidential Library.  Like its five predecessors, the 2012 conference focused on policies and programs to reduce health disparities. Presenters emphasized the role of social determinants, personal responsibility and prevention in initiatives that reduce disparities.
 


 
 SC ETV - Made for TV Dialog


Dr. David E. Rivers at the Medical University of South Carolina, program producer Mr. Richard Jablonski, SC ETV, and sponsors (U.S. Department of Defense, the Medical University of South Carolina, Southeastern Virtual Institute for Health Equity and Wellness (SE VIEW) and South Carolina State University), taped a made-for-television dialogue, entitled: America’s Armed Forces: Time For A Checkup, Monday, July 2, 2012, on South Carolina Educational Television (ETV), 8 p.m.

This dialog provided substantive discussion on health issues related to all aspects of military service, including recruitment, active duty, post-deployment and retirement. The program included a live studio audience. Our moderator was CNN Chief National Correspondent John King. Our panel included the following experts in diverse fields related to the topic: Mr. Michael Pischner with Florida International University, Dr. Layton McCurdy with MUSC's College of Medicine, Ms. Lori Diaz with Holiday Help for Heroes, Major General Abraham Turner with the SC Department of Employment and Workforce, The Hon. John Spratt with the US House of Representatives and Mrs. Rebecca Wiley with William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center.

The program originally aired on SC ETV on Monday, July 2, 2012, and was provided to other Public Broadcasting affiliates across the country. It was featured in nine television markets with a combined total of 3,959,870 TV households. It aired in the following cities: Boston MA, Raleigh-Durham NC, Jacksonville FL, Claremore OK, Pullman WA, Huntington WV, Charleston WV, Flint MI, Mt. Pleasant MI, Burlington NH, East Lansing MI, Yakima WA, Anchorage AK, Morgantown WV, Grandview WV, Fairbanks AK, Juneau AK and Alpena MI, Cadillac MI, and Keene NH.

It is anticipated this program will be seen from August through Veterans Day. For additional information regarding future broadcast dates, please contact:

Latecia M. Abraham, MHA

Ph: 843-792-5530
Fax: 843-792-1375
Email:


Twentieth Annual Sea Island Cultural Arts Festival

Saturday, September 8, 2012
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

On the lawn in front of Harvest Health & Rehab
(formerly Hermina Trayeye Nursing Home)
3627 Maybank Hwy.
John’s Island, South Carolina

For additional Information call 843- 559-2908, 559-5737, 559-5341 or Easter 843-906-2055

We look forward to this continued partnership
Sponsor: The Sea Island Revitalization Committee


Environmental Policy Institute (EPI) Isaac W. Williams Lecture Series
April 30, 2012
Santee Conference Center
Santee, SC


The SE VIEW PICO Program invites you to attend the Environmental Policy Institute (EPI) Isaac W. Williams Lecture Series. This event is a collaboration with PICO and South Carolina State University, The Nature Conservatory, Conservation Voters of SC, SC Wildlife Federation and the Rural Resource Coalition SC.

See the attached flyer or contact Latecia Abraham for more details, phone 843-792-5530 or Email:

abrahaml@musc.eduabrahaml@musc.edu

Click here for more information (PDF brochure)


 March 16 - 17, 2012

The attached article was featured in the Post and Courier on April 5, 2012. The article highlights the Wadmalaw Island Community Leaders Institute (CLI) and Rodniqua Brothers, a senior at John's Island High School, who served on the Youth Issues and Challenges Panel.
 

Dedication of the McClennan-Banks Hospital State Historical Marker
February 26, 2011, at 11 a.m.
Medical University of South Carolina
135 Cannon Street
Charleston, SC


The Waring Historical Library, Medical University of South Carolina and Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture College of Charleston request your presence at the dedication of the McClennan-Banks Hospital State Historical Marker.


Click here for more information (PDF brochure)
 
 Dialogue on Health Care Disparities
A Lecture Series Featuring the Research of MUSC's Black Student Scholars
February 02, 2011- Hollywood Smiles: Joni Dunmyer, College of Graduate Studies
February 09, 2011, My Journey: DeAnna Baker, College of Medicine & College of Graduate Studies
February 16, 2011, Healthcare Disparities Amongst Minorities: Challenges, Successes & Opportunitites
February 23, 2011, Generation Y: Strengthening Parents and Families: Tiffany Williams, College of Nursing

BSB 302
Charleston, SC 29401

Click here for more info (PDF brochure)

SE VIEW Strategic Planning Session III
January 27, 2011
Burke High School
244 President Street
Charleston, SC 29403


Dr. Jeffrey Stephenson, TATRC Regulatory Compliance Specialist, provided information regarding the requirements for the regulatory process and the second level review. Dr. Jennifer Friday, SE VIEW Evaluation Consultant, presented follow-up information regarding what is expected of the co-investigators for the SE VIEW evaluation plan.
 

Fourth Annual National Conference on Health Disparities
10 November 2010 - 13 November 2010
Philadelphia, PA

This national conference will convene leaders in research, technology and policy to addressquestions about non-medical determinants of health, including education levels, health literacy, poverty, public safety, community design, access to care, environmental quality, environmental justice, and personal, government and corporate responsibility.
Learn More At: www.buildinghealthycommunities2010.com

SE VIEW Strategic Planning Session II
4 November 2010
Medical University of South Carolina
Office of the President
Colcock Hall
179 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425


Dr. Jennifer Friday, Evaluation Consultant, presented information regarding SE VIEW evaluation plans to include the purpose of the evaluation and tracking core, the consultant’s role, a brief summary of the existing SE VIEW evaluation plans and how each individual program fits into the overall goals and objectives of SE VIEW though the use of the Logic Model.

 


SE VIEW Strategic Planning Session
10 September 2010
Medical University of South Carolina
Office of the President
Colcock Hall
179 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425

Wilbur Malloy, TATRC Program Officer, presented information regarding TATRC to include its mission and vision, core medical program areas, key initiatives and identified other key TATRC personnel. Pertinent strategies were shared that will promote the co-investigators and core administrative team success. The co-investigators exchanged information about each SE VIEW program and the group discussed methods to address health disparities. Programmatic synergies were examine along with strategic partnerships that foster community capacity building.

 SE VIEW Opening Session
9 September 2010
Avery Research Center
125 Bull Street
Charleston, SC 29401


This session featured the SE VIEW administrative team, co-investigators, and unveiled the program logo.

 


 
 
 

This research and development project was conducted by the Medical University of South Carolina and is made possible by a cooperative agreement that was awarded and administered by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) and the Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702, under Contract Number:  W81XWH-10-2-0057. The TATRC Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) is Wilbur W. Malloy at wilbur.malloy@tatrc.org  and the TATRC Project officer is Mae Hinnant at mae.hinnant@tatrc.org

The views, opinions and findings contained in this research are those of the Company/Laboratory/medical facility etc. and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Defense and should not be construed as an official DoD/Army policy unless so designated by other documentation.  No official endorsement should be made.