Institute History

The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) was established in 2011 as an informed, neutral, nonpartisan convener around the important health issues in our state. IMPH also serves as a provider of evidence-based information.

The work of IMPH is an extension of the South Carolina Public Health Institute, which began in 2007 under a collaborative partnership between the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Funding for the initial strategic planning and formation was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and expanded with support from The Duke Endowment.

Since the formation of IMPH in 2011, the work of the Institute has received expanded support from a diverse array of public and private sources. Additional funding is secured through grants and contracts addressing a variety of projects central to the purpose and mission of IMPH.