Health in the News

Teamwork Helped Reduce Infant Deaths

Dr. Lisa Waddell, who served on the former South Carolina Public Health Institute’s Advisory Board, authored an editorial column detailing the successes of partnerships in reducing the number of South Carolina’s children who do not celebrate their first birthday.

Presentation to SC Health Planning Committee

On June 30, 2011, SCPHI presented and organized a panel to provide an overview of the context of health in South Carolina to the SC Health Planning Committee. The panelists, with links to copies of their presentations, are provided.

Institute Will Serve Health Needs of State

The University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health released further information on SCPHI’s grant from The Duke Endowment.

SCPHI in the News

SCPHI was mentioned in a Greenville News article “Emergency rooms’ crowding problems extend beyond the uninsured.”

SCPHI Announces New Funding and Expanded Mission

The Duke Endowment has provided longer-term funding to further develop the organizational capacity and mission of SCPHI by linking the existing work of the Public Health Institute with the vision to establish an Institute of Medicine in South Carolina.

SCPHI on ABC Columbia

Associate Director for Outreach and Program Development, Megan Weis, speaks of South Carolina’s public health issues in relation to a study on life expectancy in U.S. counties.

5th Annual Southern Obesity Summit

The 5th Annual Southern Obesity Summit is being held at The Sheraton in New Orleans, La., Oct. 2-5. For being a friend of SCPHI, receive a $25 discount off the event costs by typing in the code “SCPHI” upon registration.

SCPHI Presents at South Carolina Public Health Association Annual Meeting

On Wednesday, May 25, 2011, SCPHI participated in the opening session of the South Carolina Public Health Association’s annual meeting in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Together with Cynthia Williams, from Health Sciences South Carolina, and Amy Splittgerber, from Eat Smart Move More South Carolina, SCPHI Associate Directors Maya Pack and Megan Weis participated in the panel entitled “Implementing the Affordable Care Act in South Carolina: Opportunities, Challenges, and the Importance of Partnerships.”

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Pocket Guide to Health Care Terms

The Pocket Guide to Health Care Terms is produced by the South Carolina Public Health Institute as a resource in understanding the numerous terms and acronyms that are part of ongoing health care discussions.

Long-Term Care Strategic Planning in the News

The editorial board of The Sun News supports the Long-Term Care Joint Resolution developed by members of the Long-Term Care workgroup.

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