During Healthy Literacy Month, Healthy Tri-County raises awareness of the importance of making quality health information accessible to all.
The TCHIP workgroups promote health literacy and cultural competencies as a way to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities in the region.
One way to improve health is by offering Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care. Learn more here.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in South Carolina and the U.S.
In the TCHIP, increasing the awareness of cancer risks for all Tri-County residents is a stated goal of the plan.
HTC promotes targeted education and prevention as key actions to address health disparities in at-risk populations.
TIPS FOR TRICK OR TREATING AND OTHER HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES
Traditional Halloween activities are fun, but some can increase the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 or flu. CDC has a new webpage that features new ways of trick or treating and other Halloween activities. When trick or treating or participating in other Halloween activities with people outside your household, wear a mask. You can make it fun by making your mask part of your costume, but when it comes to slowing the spread of COVID-19, a costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask. Also, do not wear a costume mask over a cloth mask. It can make breathing more difficult. HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES
If you’re heading out to trick-or-treat this year, or planning to put candy out for trick-or-treaters, remember to avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters and give treats away outdoors if possible. Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take, wash hands before handling treats, and wear a mask. Make Trick or Treat Safer
STEPS TO TAKE FOR OTHER HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES
You can enjoy Halloween activities while taking steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. If you’re planning to participate in activities like decorating and carving pumpkins; visiting an orchard, forest or corn maze; attending an outdoor scavenger hunt; or hosting an outdoor costume party, remember to wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet from others who do not live with you, and wash your hands frequently.