Healthy Learners began serving the students of Allendale County in the fall of 2005. We expanded to begin serving Hampton County in 2021 and Barnwell and Bamberg Counties in 2023. The program serves elementary, middle and high school students in these four Lowcountry counties who lack adequate access to health care. In 2019, Healthy Learners piloted mass vision and hearing screenings for students in Allendale County. These screening events, in partnership with childcare providers, community partners and school districts, allow us to identify children in the Lowcountry with health barriers to learning, then provide access to the health care that they need to thrive in school. Healthy Learners is continuing to use this screen, refer, serve strategy to expand our reach and impact into other rural counties in the Lowcountry.
“Working with Healthy Learners and the children here in my own community gives me a sense of pride and honor.”SEE BIO >>