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Statement about Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Violence against Black and minority communities reflects the systemic racism in American culture, society and institutions. We share the concerns of the nation and believe it is time to face racism as a public health crisis. For too long, inequities in health and wellness have been accepted as the status quo.

IMPH commits to doing our part to demonstrate and address the significant racial and ethnic inequities in health status and outcomes in our state.

We thank our community for all that you do to help our state reach its potential.
The South Carolina Institute of Medicine & Public Health (IMPH) works every day to improve the health of South Carolinians.
The South Carolina Institute of Medicine & Public Health (IMPH) is an independent entity serving as an informed nonpartisan convener around the important health issues in our state, providing evidence-based information to inform health policy decisions.
Elected officials are often required to make decisions on a variety of complex issues that affect health both directly and indirectly. These issues are sometimes clearly defined but can frequently be embedded in factors outside the influence of traditional health and health care. The Health Policy Fellows Program provides members of the South Carolina General Assembly with clear, evidence-based health policy information in a nonpartisan manner. The Fellows Program assists legislators by providing resources and information related to complex health topics. This program also highlights the importance of considering health implications as factors across all policy decisions.
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