Health in the News
Together the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SC DHHS) and the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) have released a new tool allowing consumers to compare hospitals across the state. This new website, SCHealthData.com, utilizes intuitive mapping, graphing and comparison tools to compare key measures of financial performance. SCHA President Thornton Kirby states […]
A new report released by the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH), in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), outlines the benefits of portable play equipment in engaging children in active play in the child care setting.
The South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy celebrates a 47% decline in the teen birth rate over the last 20 years.
IMPH recently received funding from the Wisconsin Population Health Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support the release of the 2014 County Health Rankings.
On Friday January 3, 2014, IMPH Manager of Legislative Services, Virgie Chambers, presented “A Picture of Health in South Carolina” at the African Methodist Episcopal Church, 7th Episcopal District Women’s Missionary Society’s 21st Annual Retreat.
South Carolina celebrates the achievement of reducing the number of early labor inductions by half and decreasing the number of babies in neonatal intensive care units.
The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health celebrates the work of our partners at the South Carolina Office of Rural Health on this National Rural Health Day, Thursday November 21st 2013.
The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) is pleased to announce that Virgie Chambers has joined our staff as manager of legislative services. Ms. Chambers brings over 25 years of experience in state government to this role, with 18 of those years working in policy development in the legislative and executive branches. In her new position, Ms. Chambers will oversee an array of research and programmatic activities designed to provide evidence-based information to inform health policy.
Theresa Oniffrey, a first-year graduate student at the Arnold School of Public Health, worked to support the study. Ms. Oniffrey received the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health’s 2013 Outstanding Student Abstract Award at the South Carolina Public Health Association Annual Meeting held May 21-24.
The Institute of Medicine and Public Health’s Kester Freeman was featured in a news story on WIS titled “The Business of Health Care.”