Healthy Greenville Initiative

The Greenville Health Authority Board of Trustees approved $1.68 million over the next five years to assist Communities In Schools of Greenville in delivering school-based programming to students with a high number of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Studies show these therapies mitigate the negative health impacts of trauma by building self-regulation, mindfulness, relationships and resilience. Funds from this grant will be spent at the following partner schools: Alexander Elementary School, Berea Elementary, Carolina High School, Grove Elementary and Welcome Elementary.

“These programs will make Greenville County a healthier community and significantly improve the quality of life for families county-wide,” said Mike Ellison, chair of the GHA grant committee, which reviewed more than 49 proposed grants for this year’s cycle. CIS of Greenville was one of six recipients chosen to receive funding.

The innovative initiative will fund approximately $3.5 million in grants each year for the next 20 years for targeted projects into health-related care, research and education that improve the health of Greenville County residents.

Read more here about the GHA Initiative’s 2018 award recipients.