Health in the News
The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) has released the report “HIA Practice in the US, The Public Health Institute Model.” This report was produced for health impact assessment (HIA) practitioners and those interested in HIA to share strategies for the institutionalization of HIA.
As another year comes to a close and we all take time to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends, the staff of IMPH wishes you the very best for the holidays and the new year to come! In reflecting on the past year, we also wish to thank you for your partnership and for your support of the work of IMPH. Through our collaborative work, we have had an exciting year of growth and impact in South Carolina.
In December IMPH’s Health Policy Fellows Program offered a one day session for legislative staff of the South Carolina General Assembly. This offering, entitled “Improving Health in South Carolina – Challenges and Opportunities,” afforded legislative staff the opportunity to view health in its broadest sense as a driver in other policy areas that should be considered in all policies.
The December 2014 issue of the AARP Bulletin contains an article about IMPH’s Long-Term Care Taskforce and the upcoming report release this Spring. To read a PDF of the article, please click the following link: December 2014 AARP Bulletin
On December 11, 2014, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation held the last of five Data for Health forums in Charleston, SC. Associate director Megan Weis shares her thoughts on the event.
The month of October is dedicated to breast cancer awareness. Each year thousands of women are diagnosed with the deadly disease. Over 200,000 cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in 2013.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced the launch of Data for Health, an initiative that seeks to explore how information and data on health can be harnessed to help people lead healthier lives. IMPH is proud to collaborate in the planning of the Charleston, SC event.
On Oct. 8, 2014, The Pres+On Foundation will host a South Carolina Mental Health Awareness Day. The Pres+On Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving hope and a voice to those that are suffering from mental health illnesses.
The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a consultant to conduct strategic planning.
The new state obesity plan moves South Carolina into a phase of focused action in addressing this paramount public health and economic issue.