Health in the News

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.

South Carolina Population Health Summit

Registration has opened for the first South Carolina Population Health Summit on May 20, 2016. The goal of the Summit is to bring together community, non-profit, business, government and health care leaders to discuss how to improve the health and economic well-being of the populations that they serve.

National and South Carolina Healthcare Decisions Day

Estimates indicate that less than 30% of the population has an advance directive, such as a healthcare power of attorney or living will, which guides decisions about healthcare if a person is unable to make his or her wishes known.

National Public Health Week

April 4-10 2016 is National Public Health Week. Learn more and become part of the celebration at www.nphw.org. Engage on social media using #NPHW.

Student Spotlight: Matthew Yuen – Outstanding Student Abstract Award

Aspiring rural health expert and HSPM doctoral candidate Matthew Yuen wins S.C. IMPH Outstanding Student Abstract Award at the South Carolina Public Health Association annual meeting.

IMPH in the News: County Health Rankings

Megan Weis spoke to The Post & Courier and The Savannah Morning News about the release of the 2016 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps.

Arnold School Experts Help Fight Elder Abuse

The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates that one in 10 people over 60 experiences elder mistreatment (i.e., abuse or neglect), which translates to nearly six million cases every year. According to Macie Smith, Program Development and Training Manager for the Arnold School’s Office for the Study of Aging (OSA), this number is actually much higher due to underreporting. And as the U.S. population continues to age, this number will only increase over time. Smith suggests working with policymakers in order to educate them about the effects of chronic caregiving on the aging population and its impact on our society as a whole.

IMPH is Recruiting a Graduate Assistant

IMPH is seeking a graduate assistant (GA) to support research and event planning for an initiative to bridge public health and health care.

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