Health in the News
The South Carolina Public Health Association (SCPHA) released a call for abstracts for the 2016 Annual Conference and 95th Anniversary on February 18-19, 2016, at the Embassy Suites in North Charleston, South Carolina. Abstract submission is open to all practitioners, students, academics and community partners working in public health and related fields.
The unprecedented flooding in South Carolina has affected all of us in some way. As the state comes together for recovery, resources are available for information, assistance and to donate time and money to the effort.
The National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT) at the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) has recently undertaken an important study aimed at enhancing the education and training resources available to the public health workforce. In order to better understand the current learning environment and opportunities that exist, they are seeking input from public health professionals on educational and professional development goals, needs and preferences.
Learn more about a education program in Georgia with a public health focus. Research shows that education is related to living healthier, longer lives and the most effective action parents can take to increase their baby’s educational opportunities and future success is to talk with their babies.
Clemson University is working with community partners to craft outreach programs aimed at helping South Carolinians improve their health. The university invited experts from land-grant universities across the country to share ideas on Cooperative Extension Service programs that have improved population health in their states. Representatives of Greenville Health System also participated at the Population Health and Land Grant Universities Summit.
Based in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the Office for the Study of Aging has trained more than 21,000 South Carolinians with their Dementia Dialogues program since it was created in 2002. In early August, the Office kicked off a nationwide rollout of the program in Utah.
Dean of the USC College of Social Work Dr. Anna Scheyett served on the steering committee of the IMPH Long-Term Care Taskforce and refers to the report “Creating Direction: A Guide for Improving Long-Term Care in South Carolina” in her guest column in The State newspaper on Labor Day. The report is the product of a year and a half of work by over 60 providers, researchers and advocates.
IMPH welcomes Mr. Andrew Chandler, MPH to the SCale Down Initiative as a research associate.
IMPH’s Dr. Lee Pearson has joined the Alzheimer’s Association South Carolina Chapter statewide board of directors. Alzheimer’s disease is a unique triple threat with its soaring prevalence, lack of treatment and enormous cost. It’s the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and the only cause of death among the top ten that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Nationally, the Association is the largest non-profit funder of Alzheimer’s research. Through partnerships and funded projects, the Alzheimer’s Association has been part of every major research advancement over the past 30 years.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) provides numerous tools and resources for the public.