Health in the News

Student Spotlight: Tyler Dent

In our Student Spotlight feature, students working with or honored by the Institute are highlighted. Tyler Dent is a practicum student working with SCale Down.

Doctors Reach Out to Patients Behind Bars with Telehealth

Edward Jauch, M.D., says a night in jail shouldn’t be a death sentence. Being arrested for an alleged crime is one thing. But if the inmate also happens to have a serious health condition, he or she should get appropriate medical care.

“We’re not talking about people who are necessarily in here for years and years,” Jauch says. “This could be any unfortunate encounter and you’re down there without your meds or somebody has a sudden emergent medical condition. Being in jail even briefly should not risk your health or even your life for what should have been a 24 hour bailout.”

Jauch, director of the Division of Emergency Medicine at MUSC Medical Center, says a new partnership between MUSC Health, the South Carolina Department of Corrections and Charleston’s Al Cannon Detention Center will help ensure inmates who need medical expertise have access to it.

Clemson Professor Finds Positive Effects from Bringing Physical Activity to the Desk

A Clemson psychology professor has published research revealing a positive link between mood, motivation and physical activity during work and study. June J. Pilcher, alumni distinguished professor in the Clemson University department of psychology, studied the cognitive effects of physical activity workstations and traditional desks on Clemson student volunteers. The results of the study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, suggest the inclusion of light physical activity during work or study has positive effects without detracting from work or study effectiveness.

Student Spotlight: Nikita Deshpande

In our Student Spotlight feature, students working with or honored by the Institute are highlighted. Nikita Deshpande is an intern supporting policy research for IMPH’s behavioral health initiative.

IMPH in the News: Behavioral Health and Maya Pack; Long-Term Care

IMPH’s Behavioral Health Taskforce and Long-Term Care Taskforce reports have been in the news recently.

Student Spotlight: Corey Williams

In our Student Spotlight feature, students working with or honored by the Institute are highlighted. Corey Williams is a Master’s of Social Work (MSW) graduate assistant for the State Forum to Advance Health Systems Transformation initiative.

Karen Fradua Recognized with SC Public Health Association Lucinda Thomas Health Education Award

Karen Fradua received the South Carolina Public Health Association (SCPHA) Lucinda Thomas Health Education Award at the SCPHA Spring Conference for her outstanding contributions in the field of health education and promotion.

Student Spotlight: Destiny Byrd – SC Public Health Association Scholarship Winner

Destiny Byrd has only been at Carolina for a year, but she’s fully immersed herself in public health service and leadership activities, and she’s already being recognized for it. The public health major recently received a scholarship from the South Carolina Public Health Association.

The Public Health Learning Network Introduces a New Era of Public Health Training

To ensure the nation’s 500,000 public health professionals can respond rapidly to critical and ever-evolving needs, the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training at the National Network of Public Health Institutes has partnered with 10 Regional Public Health Training Centers and 40 local performance sites. The partnership represents a unified, national network of public health training and educational resources—the Public Health Learning Network.

IMPH in the News – Behavioral Health

IMPH’s Behavioral Health Taskforce report, “Hope for Tomorrow: The Collective Approach for Transforming South Carolina’s Behavioral Health Systems” has been referenced in recent articles in The Post and Courier, The Greenville News and The Spartanburg Herald-Journal.

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