Health

Trident UnIted Way Initiatives

 

  

 

January 2017 marked the launch of the Healthy Tri-County Initiative, powered by Trident United Way, in partnership with core partners, MUSC Health, Roper St. Francis Healthcare. Healthy Tri-County (HTC) a multi-sector regional initiative to improve health outcomes in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties in South Carolina. The long-term aspirational goal of HTC is to improve the health and well-being of every person and community within the Tri-County region.

The complex and monumental health challenges facing Tri-County residents impact not only their length and quality of life but also their ability to contribute to the region’s growth and economy. No single organization, no matter how well-resourced or powerful, can tackle these issues alone. Research shows that successful collective impact initiatives typically meet five conditions that assure true alignment and lead to powerful results:

  • A common agenda

  • Shared measurement systems

  • Mutually reinforcing activities 

  • Continuous communication 

  • Backbone support organization - Trident United Way serves as the backbone organization for Healthy Tri-County

As of October 2019, 68 organizations have become formal HTC Members and approimately 1,100 individuals interact with network activities and utilize resources.

Find your fit  
     

Learn how our Tri-County performed: 2018 County Health Rankings

Interested in learning more? Visit the Healthy Tri-County website or contact Kellye McKenzie kmckenzie@tuw.org or (843) 740-7752.