New Advisory Council Convenes to Discuss Working Well Project
10/21/2011 1:26 PM
The inaugural meeting of the Working Well Advisory Council convened on October 21, 2011 at the offices of the South Carolina Hospital Association. The meeting brought together hospital CEOs, state officials, representatives from South Carolina universities, and statewide non-profit organizations. Participants represent all three pillars of the Working Well project: tobacco-free people and places, healthy food choices, and physical activity.
During the meeting, the council hear about the initiative's goals, progress to date, and major milestones. Participants learned about resources that are available through the South Carolina Hospital Association and WorkHealthy America, and how EatSmart MoveMore and the Community Transformation Grant just awarded to the state of South Carolina will connect to the Working Well project.
The Advisory Council also had an opportunity to test out new heart healthy menu items from the SCHA Hospital Association's conference center.
The day ended with active sharing about how hospitals are crafting environments, designing benefits, and implementing policies to increase access to healthy affordable food, creating access and opportunities for physical aactivities and supporting tobacco-free tobacco zones.
Above: Working Well SC staff from the SC Hospital Association and NC Prevention Partners discuss details of the project’s advisory team.