Health in the News

IMPH Intern Nikita Deshpande Profiled by Furman Advantage

Nikita Deshpande, an intern for IMPH, as been profiled as a Furman Advantage Fellow. Furman University recently announced ambitious effort to transform the student experience and address critical community issues.

Attend South Carolina’s 20th Annual Rural Health Conference

South Carolina’s 20th Annual Rural Health Conference, hosted by the South Carolina Office of Rural Health, will be held October 25-27, 2016 at the Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island, SC. The purpose of the 20th South Carolina Annual Rural Health Conference is to provide support, education and peer discussion between rural healthcare entities in South Carolina.

LiveWell @ Worship Symposium Video Available

If you were unable to attend the LiveWell @ Worship Symposium, video of the event is available via YouTube.

The symposium showcased the role of faith-based organizations in LiveWell Greenville, a coalition of more than 150 partners working in concert to make the healthy choice the easy choice in Greenville, South Carolina. LiveWell Greenville’s At Worship workgroup establishes healthier faith communities through healthy eating and active living programs.


2016 Progress Report – Creating Direction: A Guide for Improving Long-Term Care in South Carolina

IMPH has released the first Progress Report presenting a status update on recommendations from June 2015’s Long-Term Care Taskforce report “Creating Direction: A Guide to Improving Long-Term Care in South Carolina.” Following the release of the report, IMPH formed an Implementation Leadership Council of key stakeholders to prioritize the recommendations and guide implementation. This Progress Report outlines advances towards meeting the prioritized recommendations. The progress made reflects the work of many partners in improving long-term services and supports in South Carolina.

New National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Report – Families Caring for an Aging America

With support from 15 sponsors, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened an expert committee to examine what is known about the nation’s family caregivers of older adults and to recommend policies to address their needs and help to minimize the barriers they encounter in acting on behalf of an older adult.

Say ‘Yes’ to Recess: Clemson Colleges Argue the Benefit of Recess and Play

Recess. We all loved it. But did we know how much of a role it played in our overall education?

An interdisciplinary team of educators from Clemson University are addressing that topic in “Say ‘Yes’ to Recess,” a ClemsonTV webcast highlighting the importance of recess and providing recommendations on recess-related school policies. The video is the latest in Clemson’s “Policy Matters” webcast series, which explores educational policy topics impacting student success.

Healthy Insights SC Grant Opportunity

The South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development (SCACED) is hosting four FREE workshops throughout the state during September and October, designed to introduce SCACED’s Healthy Insights initiative. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Healthy Insights will fund up to four community health projects throughout South Carolina, with a maximum grant award of $25,000 for each project.

SC Tobacco-Free Collaborative Announces Two Funding Requests for Proposals

The SC TObacco-Free Collaborative announces two funding opportunities – a community partnership grant program and a youth and young adult prevention grant program. Letters of Intent are due September 22, 2016.

Congratulations to Dr. Lee Pearson

IMPH congratulates Dr. Lee Pearson as he joins the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina as an Associate Dean.

Call for Entries: South Carolina’s 2016 Outstanding Rural Health Awards

Each year,the South Carolina Office of Rural Health has recognized the innovation of exemplary rural healthcare providers, programs and practices by awarding outstanding provider, practice and programs annually at the Rural Health conference. Nominate those stand-outs in your community today.

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