Saluda, Newberry and Edgefield Counties

Local PASOs Program

The PASOs Program  in Saluda, Newberry and Edgefield Counties began in 2009 through a partnership with South Carolina Hispanic Outreach and their funding partner, the South Carolina Chapter of the March of Dimes. Now the program is housed at  the Arnold School of Public Health at USC.

I want to volunteer with the PASOs Program

To find out how to volunteer with the PASOs program, read the PASOs Volunteer Orientation Guide.

The PASOs Family and Community Health Programs offer the following services:

  • Education for individuals and families on family health and prevention  Click here for information on PASOs educational topics.
  • Prenatal education for expectant women and their support persons on how to have healthy pregnancies and babies. Click here for more information.
  • Community health outreach on women’s and family health topics
  • Connection to needed resources including The Benefit Bank.
  • Support and solution-finding for individuals and families
  • Partnerships with organizations to increase access to health care and other resources
  • Cultural competency consulting and training
  • Training of teams of community health educators, or promotores, in each PASOs site. These leaders work within their communities to connect others to health and education services.

PASOs educational workshops are held in the following locations:

“La Hermosa” Church
311 Main St., Saluda
Scheduled according to participants’ needs

Newberry County classes

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
1515 Boundary Street, Newberry
Scheduled according to participants’ needs


For information or to register, please call Ana Cossio, Program Coordinator at 803-451-1181 or email:


Community Activities Calendar

May 2015
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Workshop "A New Year , A New Life"/ Charla " Año Nuevo, Vida Nueva" Event Details


9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Saluda Adventist Church
Saluda, sc 29138

Participants will learn about nutrition, benefits and barriers to exercise and benefits of Folic Acid./ Los participantes aprenderán sobre nutrición, beneficios y barreras de la actividad física y beneficios del Acido Fólico.

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Promotores meeting/ Reunión de Promotores Event Details


4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Promotora's house/ Casa de Promotora
Saluda, SC 29108

Monthly Meeting/ Reunión Mensual

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Workshop about Resources/Charla sobre Recursos Event Details


10:30 am – 1:00 pm
To be determined
Edgefield or Aiken, SC

Information about resources available, recognize symptoms that require medical attention, prevention and more./ Información sobre recursos disponibles, reconocer síntomas que requieren atención médica, prevención y mucho más.

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Health Fair in Saluda/ Feria de Salud en Saluda Event Details


3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
To be determined/ Por determinar
Saluda, SC 29138

In this event many organizations including PASOs will be offering health information, health screenings like HIV, Diabetes, Cholesterol and more./ En este evento muchas organizaciones incluyendo PASOs ofrecerán información de salud, examenes de VIH, diabetes, colesterol y mucho mas.

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Local Resources

PASOs is grateful for the incredible support of our program partners: