Health in the News
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.
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.
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.
IMPH’s Health Policy Fellows Program is highlighted in a blog post for the GrantWatch blog hosted by Health Affairs.
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.
IMPH shares a message from the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) to support the Public Health Job Task Analysis.
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
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.
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.
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.