“Healthy Choices, Healthy Communities: Local Strategies for Wellness” educational event for the public
October 25 at Embassy Suites
COLUMBIA, SC - United Way of the Midlands will host a Community Assembly on October 25 with keynote speaker Gillian Barclay, DDS, DrPH of the Aetna Foundation. Dr. Barclay's address will focus on health equity and the need for community collaboration to fight the health challenges that are facing South Carolina.
After the Assembly, a panel will continue the discussion focusing on local issues. The panel will include local experts Mac Russell of the Fairfield CATCH Program, Susan Collier of Healthy SC Initiative, Julie Smithwick of PASOs and Terri Jowers from Healthy Columbia. Dr. Barclay will moderate the panel.
Dr. Barclay is Vice President of the Aetna Foundation. In her role she leads the development, execution, and evaluation of the foundation's national grant programs and cultivates new projects within its three focus areas: reducing obesity by promoting wellness and healthy choices, improving health care equity and promoting integrated health care. She is a frequent spokesperson for the organization, at health conferences in the U.S. and around the world. This event is open to the public and cost is $10 per person, which includes a healthy lunch. Registration for this event is available at the door. For more information or questions please contact Cheryl Johnson Benjamin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803.733.5414.
About United Way of the Midlands
United Way of the Midlands is the most organized, efficient and accountable system for investing in the community. With more than 80 certified partner agencies, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations. For more information, please visit www.uway.org.