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LCAHY's Intern from USCB Gives Interview on Talk of the Town

December 2023

Jaci Coleman, a student in the Department of Public Health at the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) and LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth’s (LCAHY) intern, gave an interview on WHHI’s Talk of the Town to highlight the coalition’s website and the projects she worked on with LCAHY. A project Jaci shared was her fact card that she developed to encourage parents to talk early and often to their children about their mental health and wellness. She stressed the importance of parents talking to their children about the negative impact social media can have on youth mental health including depression. Jaci Coleman also discussed multiple E-news she developed with her precipitator, Dr. Novince, including an E-news on National Communicate with Your Kids Day. To view Jaci’s full interview on WHHI TV’s Talk of the Town click here. Over years Dr. Novince, LCAHY’s DFC Grant Consultant and Principal Investigator has worked with the Department of Public Health at USCB to identify students to serve as interns for LCAHY.

Jaci Coleman, USCB student in the Department of Public Health, interned with LCAHY during the Fall 2023 Semester.

Jaci developed a fact card that encourages parents to talk early and often to youth about their health and wellness and includes multiple mental health resources including LCAHY’s resources for parents found on LCAHY’s website at


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