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HTC Community Builders

HTC Community Builders is a new acknowledgement through which we recognize the significant effort of our volunteers to improve local health outcomes.

LaShandra Morgan and Margaret Peck, co-chairs of the Diabetes Coalition, have continuously shown their dedication to the prevention of type 2 diabetes. Last month, they wrote and submitted a grant in the hopes of expanding the Diabetes Prevention Program into the rural communities of the Tri-county. Click here to learn more about what motivates them and why they support Healthy Tri-County.  Thank you LaShandra and Margaret for your hard work!

LaShandra N. Morgan, MPH is the Health Educator, SC DHEC-Lowcountry Region

What motivates you to be involved in Public Health?

My passion is to educate medically underserved populations about health because we are blessed with only one life. I believe that everyone should be able to experience the best quality of life possible. The best way for me to help people with that is to help them understand how to achieve and maintain optimum health. 

Why do you support Healthy Tri-County?

I support Healthy Tri-County because it believes in weaving equity into everything it can. This group believes in reaching everyone within the Tri-County area regardless of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, etc. I am proud to be a part of this work. 

Margaret K. Peck, MPH, Public Health Educator and Fitness Nutrition Coach  , Healthy Plate Cooking

What motivates me to be involved in Public Health?

As a health educator / promoter, nothing is more motivating to me than watching people take an active role in their health management and disease prevention.  In my role, I can actually see the results:  a reduced burden of disease on families, improved health markers and reports of feeling great and looking good.  At the end of the day, what is better than that? My goal in public health is to help to make those outcomes available to everyone.

Why do I support Healthy Tri County?

Our Healthy Tri County initiative provides a professional, collaborative framework where health promoting opportunities can be better scaled allowing many more people to gain access than previously existed.  I am proud that as a HTC community we work broadly to make good health an option for everyone through greater awareness, access, skills and affordability.