GEORGETOWN — A local coalition of health organizations in Georgetown County led by Tidelands Health was recently awarded $450,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to improve health habits across the county.
LiveWell Georgetown County is one of 20 regional groups across the Carolinas to get The Duke Endowment grant through its "Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas" initiative.
The local program, established in 2018, addresses chronic health issues, such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease by promoting physical activity and nutrition.
The endowment will allow LiveWell Georgetown County to increase the scope of their efforts and reach more people in a state that ranks 42nd in the country for overall health.
"To truly improve health within our community, we have to expand how we think about what affects our health. It’s more than just what we eat and how many calories we burn. It’s how our community and its economy impact our health," said Kelly Kaminski, senior director of community health resources at Tidelands Health.