Health in the News

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.

IMPH Releases Data Brief on Updated Uninsured Data

The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health’s latest issue brief, “A Profile of the Uninsured in South Carolina,” summarizes the newest data on the uninsured released from the American Community Survey at the state, county and congressional district levels. A lack of health insurance is shown to negatively impact the health of individuals. Those without health insurance tend to be sicker and die at an earlier age than those who have health insurance. The uninsured typically lack regular recommended health screenings and preventive services crucial in identifying and preventing chronic diseases.

National Public Health Week 2014

This year National Public Health Week will be held April 7-13. Sponsored by the American Public Health Association, National Public Health Week brings together communities across the country to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues critical to improving the health of our nation.

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