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cancer prevention Starts here

While the causes of certain cancers remain a mystery, it’s known that genetics, lifestyle habits, and environmental factors can all play an important role. As a community, one of our best ways to fight cancer is to prevent it in the first place. It can be as simple as wearing sunscreen, eating healthier, reducing alcohol consumption, or quitting smoking. For older adults, prevention should also include making important screenings part of your annual wellness routine.

Healthy Sumter is here to offer resources for fitness, mental health, disease prevention, and everyday wellness to everyone in the Sumter community. Together, we can work together to prevent cancer and enjoy healthier living!

cancer prevention Starts here

While the causes of certain cancers remain a mystery, it’s known that genetics, lifestyle habits, and environmental factors can all play an important role. As a community, one of our best ways to fight cancer is to prevent it in the first place. It can be as simple as wearing sunscreen, eating healthier, reducing alcohol consumption, or quitting smoking. For older adults, prevention should also include making important screenings part of your annual wellness routine.

Promoting Healthy Eating

Soon, Sumter residents will have access to healthy, affordable food, thanks to our new community garden — brought to you by Phoebe, Flint River Fresh, and the City of Americus.

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WALKING TRAILS

Get active with walking trails by exploring the walking trails in your neighborhood. An active lifestyle makes a big difference for both your body and your mind!

Visit Walking Trails

How Sumter gets fit

Healthy Sumter has partnered with Wellable to offer our residents a free fitness tracking and wellness app. Signing up is easy, and there’s no better time to start focusing on your health than today.

MASK UP SUMTER

Protect yourself and others with Mask Up Sumter, a community-led initiative created to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our county.

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Covid-19 prevention

According to the CDC, there are some everyday preventive steps you can take to keep you and your family healthy.

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Children's Literacy

Reading skills are critical to a child’s long-term success. Learn how organizations across the state are helping young minds discover the joy of reading.

Get Georgia Reading

Support your mental health with Middle Flint BHC, offering high-quality care, affordable treatment, and comprehensive education

SUICIDE PREVENTION

We can all help prevent suicide by learning to identify the risk factors and reducing the stigma associated with talking about suicide and mental health.

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get the help you need

Mental health is essential to your overall well-being. Let us connect you with mental health agencies in the community.

CONTACT A MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

COLORECTAL CANCER PREVENTION

Learn about screenings, warning signs, and the preventive measures you can take to reduce your risk of colorectal cancer.

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