Health in the News
To mark the Arnold School of Public Health’s 40th Anniversary (1975-2015), please join us for an array of school-wide and department-sponsored events on March 18 (and several held earlier in the week) as we celebrate 40 years of history, growth and achievements.
United Way of the Midlands, in partnership with Lexington County, Lexington Medical Center, Palmetto Health, Providence Hospitals and Richland County, announced the expansion and rebranding of its free dental and eye clinics in Richland and Lexington counties. The expansion totals 5,200 square feet of newly renovated space in the Richland County Health Department, which will double the clinic’s capacity. Both Richland and Lexington counties donate the office space for these services.
The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released a fact sheet on key data on health and health coverage in South Carolina. Drawing from data from “Health and Heath Coverage in the South: A Data Update,” the fact sheet provides a portrait of South Carolina residents, health needs in South Carolina and health coverage in South Carolina.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.