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The Role and Value of Portable Play Equipment in the Child Care Center

A new report released by the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH), in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), recommends the use of cost-effective portable play equipment to increase physical activity levels in children in child care settings.

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A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of Park, Trail and Green Space Planning in the West Side of Greenville, South Carolina

The health impacts of park, trail and green space planning in the west side of Greenville are better understood as a result of a comprehensive community process led by the South Carolina Institute of medicine and Public Health.

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Considering Sodium Intake Reduction Strategies in South Carolina

The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH), in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), brought together stakeholders to discuss and develop an informational brief to increase awareness about the role of sodium intake in population health and to encourage sodium reduction strategies in South Carolina.

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Pocket Guide to Health Care Terms – June 2012 Edition

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. The June 2012 publication has additional terms added since the original June 2011 publication.

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A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of a Proposed “Road Diet” and Re-Striping Project

The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) worked with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to manage a project funded by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers (ASTHO) to support capacity building for Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) in South Carolina.

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A Case Study of Two South Carolina Communities Pursuing Complete Streets Policies

The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health, with support from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers (ASTHO) and the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), supports the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (SC DHEC) in a planning process to promote use of the Community Guide to Preventative Services in their operations. IMPH is working with SC DHEC to complete multiple activities. The results of two case studies related to the Complete Streets recommended practice for a ‘winnable battle’ are included in this report.

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A Report on the South Carolina Healthy Eating and Active Living Health Impact Assessment Capacity Building and Planning Project

The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health worked with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) to manage a project funded by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers (ASTHO) to support capacity building for Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) in South Carolina. The resulting report presents the results of a qualitative process conducted to identify how best to engage and provide information to policy and decision makers in a systematic fashion, specific to increasing access to healthy foods and safe places to be active.

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South Carolina Perspectives on a Health Insurance Exchange

The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (formerly the South Carolina Public Health Institute) conducted a focus group study among key constituencies to explore their perspectives on health insurance coverage, marketplace considerations and the type of exchange that South Carolina could have.

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Pocket Guide to Health Care Terms

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

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A Report On Frequent Users Of Hospital Emergency Departments in South Carolina

This report examines frequent users of EDs in South Carolina. Frequent users are defined as people who visit an ED in the state five or more times in one calendar year. This report also includes data analysis and information from interviews with hospital staff around the state. The purpose of the analysis is to explore how EDs are used, describe the characteristics of frequent users of EDs, understand why they are frequent users, and propose potential solutions to the issue.

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