Health in the News

Twenty Years of Progress in Teen Pregnancy Prevention

The South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy celebrates a 47% decline in the teen birth rate over the last 20 years.

IMPH Receives Funding to Promote the 2014 County Health Rankings

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.

IMPH’s Virgie Chambers presents “A Picture of Health in South Carolina”

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 Birth Outcomes Initiative Celebrates Success

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.

National Rural Health Day

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.

Chambers joins IMPH as Manager of Legislative Services

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.

2013 Outstanding Student Abstract Award

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.

IMPH’s Executive Director Kester Freeman in the News

The Institute of Medicine and Public Health’s Kester Freeman was featured in a news story on WIS titled “The Business of Health Care.”

Health Impacts of Proposed West Side Development Highlighted in New Report

The health impacts of park, trail and green space planning in the west side of Greenville are better understood as a result of a comprehensive community process led by the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH).

2013 County Health Rankings Release

The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health is assisting the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute in promoting the release of the 2013 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps.

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