Our philosophy is to LIVE FIERCE and bring our mission of being a relentless force to life!
Imagine a community where healthy choices are equitable and accessible, your zip code does not determine your health, and everyone knows how to save a loved one’s life. Across the Lowcountry, 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.
Our greatest priority across the Lowcountry is to help everyone in the community have better access to things like healthy foods and physical activity, as well as mental and physical health and primary care resources.
1 out of every 3 South Carolinians has high blood pressure, which is more than the tri-county population.
This year, we WILL recommit to our hearts. And we'll be loud, proud, and relentless. How?
Record a 10-second video doing something for your health while saying "Watch Me __________!"
Blast it with hashtag #WatchMe and inspire others to make 2021 the year of health.
We’re calling all changemakers, community champions, and heart warriors to be the solution. Raise your voice to something bigger than yourself. Demand change. Fight for a healthy lifestyle. Grow your community. Live without limitations. Swap challenge for opportunity and claim what is possible. Live Fierce, starting now.
Commit to a healthy future, and together let’s build the health of the Lowcountry.
A Culture of Health & Wellness
Everyone deserves the best possible life, and it starts right here in our community.
“One of the biggest barriers to knowing your numbers is the lack of access to having machines to check blood pressure. Unless you live close to a pharmacy or a large supermarket, you may not be able to check your blood pressure on a regular basis. Allowing patients to have access to blood pressure cuffs so they can check their numbers at home is extremely important.”
Anthony Poole, PA-C, Chief Clinical and Quality Officer, Fetter Healthcare
Managing the pressure
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. The first step to fighting this “silent killer”? Know your numbers and work with your doctor to develop a treatment plan if you're at risk. The best way to know your numbers? Monitor your blood pressure regularly. Help us provide resources to at-risk communities so together we can manage the pressure across the Lowcountry!
Reducing risk in women
Are you a woman? Are you aware that heart disease is our No. 1 killer, causing 1 in 3 female deaths each year. Nearly half of all women don’t know heart disease is one of their biggest health threats, but you... we... can change that. Help us raise awareness and empower women to take charge of their health by going red!
Promoting nutrition in the community
Are you a member or volunteer of an AME church? We’re working with over 100 churches to encourage community members to make healthier food choices, and you can help! By committing to offering healthier foods, your church can lead by example. At social gatherings, include fresh fruit and vegetables and avoid sugar-sweetened beverages to ensure that the healthy choice is the easy choice!