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To be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives in our community.

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Imagine a Midlands where healthy choices are equitable and accessible, where your zip code does not determine your health. Across our community, we are fighting for longer lives by making the places where we live, learn, work, play, pray and heal as healthy as they can be.

We’re committed to reducing the prevalence of obesity by increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, decreasing food desserts and increasing access to healthy foods, and increasing access to opportunities for physical activity.

Over 50% of Midlands teens and adults are either overweight or obese.

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Healthier Holidays

Need help staying healthy this holiday season? We got you! Join Healthy for Good™ and get our Taste of the Holidays digital recipe booklet.

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The gift of life

From heart disease to coronavirus, we're determined to help the hearts you love. Make a lifesaving donation in a loved one's name this holiday season.

A Culture of Health & Wellness

Everyone deserves the best possible life, and it starts right here in our community.

Josh Boyd

Josh Boyd


Josh Boyd was playing a pick-up game of basketball with friends and two members of the Columbia Fire Department when he collapsed. He wasn’t breathing and had no pulse, so one of the firefighters started CPR immediately until EMS arrived. Josh had experienced a heart attack and was diagnosed with an enlarged heart. Thanks to the quick response of the firefighters and lifesaving medical advances, he survived open-heart surgery and can share his story today(link opens in new window)!

Addressing Food Insecurity in the Midlands

Over 23% of people living in the Midlands don’t know where they'll receive their next meal and COVID-19 has amplified this problem. We need your help to change this! Your support allows our local food banks to extend their footprints and help more Midlands residents have access to healthy food.

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Keeping Midlands children healthy

Teaching healthy habits at an early age enables our little ones to become champions of change. Do your kids know health and safety basics like washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds? Help spread the word to connect local students with vital health information and skills.

Changing the health of the Construction Industry in the Midlands

You might know one of the 15,000 construction workers in the Midlands, and heart disease is their No. 1 health risk. Join Hard Hats with Heart, a brand-new movement to improve the lives of our construction heroes while also connecting industry experts with one another.

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Contact Us

701 Gervais Street, Suite 150
PMB #150
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 738-9540

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