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IMPH Releases Updated Edition of the Pocket Guide to Health Care Terms

IMPH has released the September 2014 Edition of “The Pocket Guide to Health Care Terms” as a resource for understanding the numerous terms and acronyms that are part of ongoing health care discussions.

Call for Abstracts for SC Public Health Association 2015 Annual Meeting

The South Carolina Public Health Association (SCPHA) will hold the 2015 Annual Meeting “Telling Our Story” May 20-22, 2015. The Annual Meeting provides opportunities for professional development and networking among practitioners, students and faculty.

Karen Fradua Joins IMPH as Research Associate

IMPH is pleased to welcome Karen Fradua, MS, MCHES, RHIT as a Research Associate. Ms. Fradua brings an extensive public health background that ranges from program implementation and grant writing to policy development and strategic planning to the Institute.

Health Policy Fellows Program Highlighted by Health Affairs

IMPH’s Health Policy Fellows Program is highlighted in a blog post for the GrantWatch blog hosted by Health Affairs.

Improving Long-Term Services and Supports in SC is Necessary

South Carolina ranks 34th in meeting the long-term care needs of older residents according to a new comprehensive state-by-state Scorecard from AARP with support of the nation’s leading organizations behind quality long-term care, The Commonwealth Fund and SCAN Foundation.

Contribute to the Public Health Job Task Analysis

IMPH shares a message from the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) to support the Public Health Job Task Analysis.

2014 Outstanding Student Abstract Award

This year the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health presented the Outstanding Student Abstract Award at the South Carolina Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting to Ms. Daniele Gentile

Report Published Looking at Public Health Funding and Key Health Facts

With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Trust for America’s Health developed an in-depth report looking state-by-state at public health funding and key health facts. The purpose of this report is to provide the public, policymakers and diverse public health stakeholders with an objective, nonpartisan, independent analysis of public health funding policies.

2014 State Health System Scorecard Released

The Commonwealth Fund has released its Scorecard on State Health System Performance, assessing 42 indicators of health care access, quality, costs, and outcomes from 2007-2012. The purpose of the Scorecard is to compare trends and healthcare experiences across states to help policy makers and health system leaders identify opportunities for improvement.

Southeastern Health Equity Report Card Released

The Southeastern Health Equity Council has released its report card identifying where health disparities exist for key indicators related to healthcare access, healthy food access and cultural competency. South Carolina is one of eight states represented by the SHEC, which is one of ten regional health equity councils formed in 2011 to implement the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities.

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