Health in the News
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.
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.”
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.
The editorial board of The Sun News supports the Long-Term Care Joint Resolution developed by members of the Long-Term Care workgroup.
Beaufort County continues to have the healthiest residents in South Carolina and Lee County remains the least healthy county in the state, according to the annual County Health Rankings, released today by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. According to the Rankings, residents of Lee County are nearly two times more likely to die a premature death than those in Beaufort County.
SCPHI sponsors a Meet and Greet event with the project managers for the SC Department of Insurance premium rate review and exchange planning grants.
SCPHI is mentioned in the opinion column “Health care: Be careful what you wish for” in the Statehouse Report. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for the column by Lynn Bailey.
The South Carolina Public Health Institute (SCPHI) is pleased that the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) shares our concern for the most vulnerable members of society and appreciates their agreement that most frequent users of emergency rooms posses mental and physical health problems that warrant our collective attention.
Emergency department visits in South Carolina are growing faster than our population. South Carolina’s rate of ED visits outpaces the national average and this rate is increasing. Contrary to the myth, the uninsured are not overwhelming South Carolina’s emergency departments.
Affordable Care Act Implementation Initiative Responds to Governor Haley’s Announcement Regarding the Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act Implementation Initiative congratulates Governor Haley on her decision to recognize the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land and proceed with implementation. We look forward to working with her to ensure implementation that best serves the interests of all South Carolinians.