Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County announces next Wellness Rider Bus Tour
Award-winning tour sheds light on local population health issues in Kershaw County
By: Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County
The most important numeric indicator of your health is your zip code.
In order to showcase the disparities that exist in population health based on where a person lives in Kershaw County — and to discuss creative solutions — the Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County (CMC) is inviting the community to sign up for their upcoming Wellness Rider Bus Tour in October.
Wellness Rider Tours showcase CMC's efforts to impact population health and include actionable information about Kershaw County's critical healthcare needs.
This year's interactive Wellness Rider Bus Tour will be held on Friday, October 11. The tour will start at the West Wateree Medical Complex (1165 Suite 300 Highway 1 South in Lugoff) and wind through the north central parts of Kershaw County on an air-conditioned school bus with a capacity of 35 people. Check in will begin at 8 a.m., with the bus leaving promptly at 8:30 a.m. The tour will last until around noon.
Guests will be provided with light snacks and water and are asked to wear comfortable clothing, as there will be some walking.
"We invite you to learn how a person's zip code can affect health care access," said Susan Witkowski, CEO of Community Medical Clinic of Kershaw County. "We recently celebrated 20 years serving Kershaw County, so there's a lot to discuss about how population health has changed over the last two decades, along with the issues we still face. Sign up for our tour and join this important conversation."
Learn more and register for the 2019 Wellness Rider Bus Tour at https://www.cmcofkc.org/
Watch a video about CMC's Wellness Rider Tours at https://www.youtube.com/
Last year, the tour was recognized with a Golden Tusk Award for Community Outreach by the Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society, (https://chprms.org/
Established in 1998, CMC is a community leader in providing healthcare resources and preventative care to the uninsured in Kershaw County. Today, CMC's mission is twofold. They provide primary care to patients at no cost, while also leading a collaborative effort to empower individuals to take charge of their own health and well-being. The clinic itself serves as the medical home to 800 county residents, resulting in about 3,600 patient visits annually.
Learn more about CMC at http://www.cmcofkc.org.