In January 2017, Roper St. Francis, MUSC Health, and Trident United Way launched Healthy Tri-County, a multi-sector regional initiative to improve health outcomes in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. The long-term aspirational goal of this initiative is to improve the health and well-being of every person and community within the Tri-County area.
The Healthy Tri-County initiative grew out of the collaborative work implemented by Roper St. Francis, MUSC Health, and Trident United Way on the 2016 Tri-County Community Health Needs Assessment. The highest priority of Healthy Tri-County is the development of a regional health improvement plan, which will chart a five-year vision (2018-2023) for improving health outcomes in our region. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control serves as the technical assistance provider for the development of the regional health improvement plan using its expertise from assisting similar efforts in communities throughout the state.
Multi sector suppor for healthy tri-county
No single organization or institution can tackle the monumental and complex health issues facing our region. The collective efforts of diverse, multi-sector stakeholders ensures that our region is well positioned to improve our health outcomes.
2017 goals for healthy tri-county
Establish Healthy Tri-County infrastructure
Recruit Healthy Tri-County Executive Committee and Tri-County Health Improvement Plan Workgroup.
Create a draft for the Regional Health Improvement Plan to chart plan for improving health outcomes in our region (2018-2023) by December 2018.
Secure 30 organizations as participants of Healthy Tri-County.
Develop visual identity and website for Healthy Tri-County.
Identify and work to secure diverse funding to support the development, implementation and sustainability of initiative activities.
Current Members of healthy Tri-county
The following organizations have submitted a commitment pledge to support the work of Healthy Tri-County and are recognized as formal members of the initiative:
If you are interested in learning more about ways to engage in the efforts of Healthy Tri-County, please review our menu of engagement opportunities and calendar. If you have additional questions, please contact 843-740-9000 ext. 267.