SC Office of Rural Health Releases Rural Health Action Plan

On November 16th, the South Carolina Office of Rural Health celebrated National Rural Health Day and released the South Carolina Rural Health Action Plan.

“By releasing the Rural Health Action Plan on National Rural Health Day, our intention is to raise awareness of the interconnectedness among and between these issues, especially as they relate to health.  We must do more to ensure that our rural residents have access to all of the resources and services they need to live healthy, productive lives.  It is our hope that the Rural Health Action Plan will serve as a collective road map for greater collaboration and future investment in our rural communities,” shared Dr. Graham Adams, CEO of the South Carolina Office of Rural Health.

The plan represents the culmination of a nearly 18-month long journey that included exploration of the issues through use of epidemiological data, an expert task force and community listening sessions. The resulting plan contains 5 areas of focus, 15 recommendations and 50+ action steps, intended to spur progress over the next 3-5 years.

For more information about the Rural Health Action Plan, please click here or email

Read more about the release in The Index-Journal, “Greenwood host for unveiling of state rural health plan.”


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