Publications and Resources

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2016 Progress Report – Hope for Tomorrow: The Collective Approach for Transforming South Carolina’s Behavioral Health Systems

IMPH has released the first annual Progress Report presenting a status update on each recommendation from May 2015’s Behavioral Health Taskforce report, “Hope for Tomorrow: The Collective Approach for Transforming South Carolina’s Behavioral Health Systems.” Following the release of the report, IMPH formed an Implementation Leadership Council of key leaders to provide the vision for how the recommendations would be achieved, to foster collaborations and to propel forward movement in improving our state’s behavioral health systems. Significant progress has been made, including in Crisis Stabilization Units, Community Crisis Response and Intervention services, continuity of care and increasing access to evidence-based programs for detoxification from opioids.

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2016 Progress Report – Creating Direction: A Guide for Improving Long-Term Care in South Carolina

IMPH has released the first Progress Report presenting a status update on recommendations from June 2015’s Long-Term Care Taskforce report “Creating Direction: A Guide to Improving Long-Term Care in South Carolina.” Following the release of the report, IMPH formed an Implementation Leadership Council of key stakeholders to prioritize the recommendations and guide implementation. This Progress Report outlines advances towards meeting the prioritized recommendations. The progress made reflects the work of many partners in improving long-term services and supports in South Carolina.

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One Year Update – Long-Term Care Taskforce

“One Year Update – Long-Term Care Taskforce” provides a brief status update on the processes and structure developed to help achieve the 30 recommendations to improve our state’s system of long-term services and supports that are outlined in June 2015’s Creating Direction: A Guide for Improving Long-Term Care in South Carolina.

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One Year Update – Behavioral Health Taskforce

“One Year Update – Behavioral Health Taskforce” provides a brief status update on the processes and structure developed to help achieve the 20 recommendations to improve our state’s system of behavioral health services outlined in May 2015’s Hope for Tomorrow: The Collective Approach for Transforming South Carolina’s Behavioral Health Systems.

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Creating Direction: A Guide for Improving Long-Term Care in South Carolina

“Creating Direction: A Guide for Improving Long-Term Care in South Carolina” is the product of a year and a half of work by a statewide taskforce of over 60 providers, researchers and advocates. The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) convened these stakeholders to study the state’s long-term care system and identify priority areas in need of improvement, particularly in light of the growing older adult population. The taskforce members developed 30 actionable recommendations to reshape the system so that it can better meet the needs of older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers across the state.

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Hope for Tomorrow: The Collective Approach for Transforming South Carolina’s Behavioral Health Systems

“Hope for Tomorrow: The Collective Approach for Transforming South Carolina’s Behavioral Health Systems” is the product of over 18 months of work by a statewide taskforce of over 60 public and private behavioral health providers, researchers and advocates. The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) convened these stakeholders to identify the most significant challenges in our behavioral health systems and provide actionable, evidence-based and cost-effective strategies to provide better care and access to behavioral health services for residents of South Carolina.

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Long-Term Care Taskforce Brief

The “Taskforce Brief” provides an overview of the work and recommendations published in the full report of the Long-Term Care Taskforce, “Creating Direction: A Guide for Improving Long-Term Care in South Carolina.”

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Behavioral Health Taskforce Brief

The “Taskforce Brief” provides a short overview of the work and recommendations published in the full report of the Behavioral Health Taskforce, “Hope for Tomorrow: The Collective Approach for Transforming South Carolina’s Behavioral Health Systems”

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Pocket Guide to Health Care Terms

The Pocket Guide to Health Care Terms is produced by the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health as a resource in understanding the numerous terms and acronyms that are part of ongoing health care discussions.

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Issue Brief: A Profile of the Uninsured in South Carolina

The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health’s latest issue brief, “A Profile of the Uninsured in South Carolina.” summarizes the newest data on the uninsured released from the American Community Survey at the state, county and congressional district levels.

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