Health in the News

Dementia Dialogues Videos Available

The Office for the Study of Aging at the University of South Carolina has recently completed a series of five short videos in conjunction with their Dementia Dialogues program.

Weiland Joins IMPH as Business Manager

IMPH welcomes Ms. Katherine (Kitty) Weiland, MBA as the Institute’s Business Manager. Ms. Weiland brings over 25 years of business experience to this role working extensively in marketing and communications, product development, strategic planning and budget management.

Maya Pack and the Hope for Tomorrow Report Featured in the Journal of the Columbia Medical Society

Ms. Maya Pack discusses the Behavioral Health Taskforce report Hope for Tomorrow: The Collective Approach for Transforming South Carolina’s Behavioral Health Systems in a feature article in The Recorder, the journal of the Columbia Medical Society.

Twenty-Seven Legislators Recognized as Health Policy Program Fellows

Twenty-seven members of the South Carolina General Assembly have been recognized as Health Policy Fellows by the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH). The elected officials were participants in the fall 2015 offering of the Fellows Program, offered by IMPH and supported by The Duke Endowment and Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. The program is a non-partisan initiative providing evidence-based information on health and health care issues in South Carolina.

IMPH in the News: Substance Abuse in SC

The Greenville News spoke to Maya Pack and referenced and the Behavioral Health Taskforce report, “Hope for Tomorrow: The Collective Approach for Transforming South Carolina’s Behavioral Health Systems” for their recent article on substance abuse in South Carolina.

Cervical Cancer-Free South Carolina Releases Call for Proposals for $5,000 Mini-Grants

In spring 2016, Cervical Cancer-Free South Carolina (CCFSC) will award at least two (2) mini-grants of up to $5,000 each to groups and/or organizations in South Carolina to implement evidence-based and promising strategies to prevent and control cervical cancer. The mini-grants program is sponsored generously by the Carol Murray Memorial Mixer and South Carolina Cancer Alliance. Eligible programs must include a connection to the South Carolina Cancer Control Plan, and collaborative proposals are strongly encouraged. The call for proposals document includes information on evidence-based approaches to cervical cancer prevention and control and funding guidelines.

Community Health Advisor Webinar

IMPH and the South Carolina Public Health Association are co-sponsoring the Community Health Advisor webinar on January 27th from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

Dr. Pearson and SCale Down Featured in Palmetto Physician Magazine

Dr. Lee Pearson discusses the SCale Down Initiative in a feature article in the Fall 2015 edition of Palmetto Physician. Published by the South Carolina Medical Association. The role of IMPH and the importance of involvement of physicians in obesity prevention efforts are highlighted.

IMPH Year in Review and Looking Forward

It’s time once again to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends. During this season of fellowship and reflection, the staff and leadership of IMPH wish you the very best for the holidays and the new year to come! 2015 has been an exciting year for IMPH, and the success of our work is due in large part to the support and engagement of our valued partners. The strength of this collaboration enables us to realize our mission to collectively inform policy to improve health and health care in South Carolina.

Aging Institute to be Established at University of SC’s Arnold School of Public Health

The University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health will create a new institute focusing on how to age well from cradle to grave by addressing issues faced by the most vulnerable in our population – young children and older adults – thanks to a $7 million gift from the school’s largest benefactors.
The Gerry Sue and Norman J. Arnold Institute on Aging will be dedicated to scholarly research and the sharing of accurate, consumer-friendly health information resulting from aging-related science important to children and the elderly. It will include work in areas such as childhood obesity prevention, chronic stroke recovery, nutrition and food safety, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of senile dementia.

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