October 28, 2016 Categories:
Greetings! We hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall weather this month. Thank you all for a fantastic and productive Wellville Co-Chair meeting on September 29. We appreciate your time and energy as we move forward to improve health and economic vitality in our...
May 24, 2016 Categories: Initiative
Learn more about the Way To Wellville and its impact on Spartanburg.
What if all 38,000 residents of the City of Spartanburg only drank tap water for five years? The results, we believe, would inspire a host of improvements to our shared health.
March 17, 2016 Categories: Community Pride
Our friends at the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce have captured our rising community — and its pride — in this new video. Please watch and share!
March 10, 2016 Categories:
Core Team Updates
Greetings and happy Spring! We’ve been working hard since our last newsletter to move Spartanburg’s Way to Wellville forward. This installment highlights efforts over the last two months.
Technology for Healthy Communities Selection
We are thrilled to announce that on...
January 05, 2016 Categories:
January 21, 2016
Core Team Updates
Greetings! We are excited to share our first newsletter installment with you. The purpose is to keep all key Wellville participants informed, encourage communication, and continue to all work together to make Spartanburg an even better place to live. We...
December 22, 2015 Categories: Initiative
As you’ve heard before, we’re thrilled that Spartanburg was chosen as one of five communities nationally to develop new and innovative solutions that amplify and accelerate community health. Sponsored by HICCup, the Way to Wellville strives to improve health outcomes in five places through five focus areas in five years....
December 15, 2015 Categories: Obesity Prevention
1 in 3 adults has prediabetes. Prediabetes means that a person has a blood glucose level that is higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes.
November 14, 2015 Categories: Initiative
In a state that has long had one of the nation’s highest rates of heart disease and cancer, Spartanburg County has had one of the highest rates of heart disease and cancer in South Carolina. While there are many factors that contribute to heart disease and cancer, tobacco use is a primary culprit. That’s why so much effort has been focused on reducing smoking over the past several years. And those efforts are starting to show some results.
Many people who have untreated behavioral health issues wind up in much worse situations than they would have if only they had been able to access basic care and medication earlier. They bounce between the emergency room, the street, and the jail. Spartanburg County, behind the leadership of the United Way of the Piedmont, is tackling the issue in a way few communities are.