The mission of the Collaborative is to enhance community wellness through education, prevention, and intervention. The primary purpose is to provide the same health care opportunities to adults and children in Allendale County who are living at or below poverty that other citizens currently enjoy. Because the mission of USC Salkehatchie is two-fold, (1) to provide quality higher education opportunities and (2) to serve as a resource to the communities it serves, USC Salkehatchie serves as the convener for the Collaborative, providing facilities for meetings and a campus site for the wellness center, and will supervise the program. USC Salkehatchie is physically located in the community and is already recognized as a lead partner with various agencies in the community that are interested in quality of life issues.
The Fitness and Wellness Center is open on the USC Salkehatchie West Campus for students, faculty, staff, and members of the Collaborative. The Wellness Center hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 – 4:00.