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 2018, 60 organizations have become formal HTC Members and more than 600 individuals interact with network activities and utilize resources.

Interested in learning more? Visit the Healthy Tri-County website or contact Kellye McKenzie or 843.740.7752.



Other Health Resources

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