Savannah Valley District

Congratulations to Michelle Altman

New Extension Area Health Coordinator

On March 1st, Rural Health and Nutrition Agent Michelle Altman started her New Extension Area Health Coordinator position at Savannah Valley.  As an Extension Associate, she will no longer be at the Hampton County Extension office.  Michelle’s office is now at the Clemson Extension Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville.

The Clemson Extension Service Rural Health and Nutrition team provides chronic disease prevention and self-management programs as well as policy, systems, and environmental approaches, which include food access and food security initiatives. The group conducts virtual, in-person, and hybrid programs that are either evidence-based or practice-tested. The Health Extension for Diabetes (available in English and Spanish) program and Hypertension Management Program are two flagship programs team members offer. The Rural Health and Nutrition team regularly conducts programs to enhance healthy lifestyles, such as Walk SC, Yoga for Everybody, Know Diabetes by Heart, and stir up Healthy Cooking. Rural Health and Nutrition agents improve the lives of all South Carolinians through health and nutrition initiatives. Michelle at

Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, and is an equal opportunity employer.