Health in the News
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.
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.
The University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health released further information on SCPHI’s grant from The Duke Endowment.
SCPHI was mentioned in a Greenville News article “Emergency rooms’ crowding problems extend beyond the uninsured.”
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.
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.
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.