The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) is an independent entity with the mission to collectively inform policy to improve health and health care. IMPH serves as an informed, nonpartisan convener and provider of evidence-based information relevant to policy decisions and other actions impacting the health and well-being of all South Carolinians.
IMPH seeks to achieve its mission by convening academic, governmental, organizational and community-based stakeholders around important health issues. In conducting this work, IMPH takes a comprehensive approach to advancing health issues through data analysis and translation and collaborative engagement.
The work of IMPH is supported by a diverse array of public and private sources. Additional funding is secured through grants and contracts addressing a variety of projects central to the purpose and mission of IMPH.
IMPH is a member of the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), which represents a diverse array of entities working in collaboration with federal, state and local partners to foster innovations that improve the public’s health.