Tri-County Health Network to Hold Community Health Forum in Calhoun County


The Tri-County Health Network (TCHN) will hold a Chronic Disease Health Forum on Thursday, November 3, at Calhoun County High School located at 150 Saints Avenue in St. Matthews from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

A panel of healthcare professionals will present information about living with diabetes and high blood pressure, the use of medications and other factors which can improve the health of those with these conditions from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Blood pressure checks will be available from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.

The speakers include Verlie Tisdale, MS, PhD, Dean of the School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics at Claflin University; Patricia Funderburk, RN, CPST, Community Outreach Manager and Safe Kids Coordinator at the Regional Medical Center (RMC); Princetta Jones, MS, BS, BSN-LPN, Medical Nutritionist at Family Health Centers, Inc.; Crystal Willis, LBSW, Social Worker for the Mabry Center for Cancer Care at RMC; Katrina Acree, RPh, Pharmacist at Family Health Centers, Inc.; and Mary Jordon, Outreach Coordinator of the Healthy Outcomes Program at RMC.

Healthy snacks will be provided by Clemson Cooperative Extension and Family Health Centers, Inc.

For more information, contact Tri-County Health Network Executive Director Melissa Sherman at 803-395-2166 (toll free in S.C., 1-800-476-3377, ext. 2166).

About Tri-County Health Network

The Tri-County Health Network is a collaborative, non-profit organization formed in 2013 to improve the health of residents in Orangeburg, Calhoun and Bamberg counties.

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