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Wellville Five Communities Selected for Five-Year Health Challenge

Esther Dyson-backed nonprofit’s Way to Wellville will bring support from national partners while generating new evidence about what produces better health.

August 14, 2014 – Wellville, USA – After a nationwide search that drew 42 applications from 26 states, five communities have been selected to participate in the five-year Way to Wellville challenge. The announcement was made today by the challenge sponsor, HICCup (Health Initiative Coordinating Council,, a nonprofit founded by angel investor Esther Dyson to encourage new models and markets for the production of health.

The Wellville Five communities – Clatsop County, Oregon; Greater Muskegon, Michigan; Lake County, California; Niagara Falls, New York; and Spartanburg, South Carolina – will work with HICCup and a network of partners over the next five years to produce visible improvements in five measures of health and economic vitality. The communities will receive support in the areas of data and measurement, evidence-based health solutions, and innovative financing strategies. Rigorous evaluation will measure the impact of specific health initiatives, reinforced by a coordinated, community-wide approach, while generating new insights and market opportunities for producing health. [Read more...]

Thanks to everyone for a GREAT
2014 Women In Business Conference!

Presenting Sponsor - Denny’s Inc.; Gold Sponsors - Milliken & Company, Nexsen Pruet, LLC, and The Palmetto Bank; Silver Sponsors - BMW Manufacturing Co., Converse College, Spartanburg Water; Award/Gifts Sponsor - Charter Business; Table Sponsors - Express Employment Professionals; Greenville Office Supply and Wells Fargo

2014 WIB Collage

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WYFF4 Chronicle: Main Street Carolina: Spartanburg

Great segment on Spartanburg by WYFF4

WYFF4 Video

Thanks to Growler Haus Spartanburg for
a GREAT July Business After Hours

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