Press Release: How Will COVID-19 Policy Changes Impact Carolinians?

North and South Carolina Institutes of Medicine Release Joint Brief on COVID-19 COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 9, 2020) – The rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic has brought much of the world to a halt as increasing infection rates have led to stronger federal, state and...

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic and Spread of Infectious Disease

IMPH has released a new policy brief, Addressing the Opioid Epidemic and Preventing the Spread of Infectious Disease Through the Provision of Syringe Services Programs. This brief examines the related opioid, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C virus...

Response to COVID-19

In response to the increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases in the state of South Carolina, the South Carolina Institute of Medicine & Public Health (IMPH) is currently operating remotely. IMPH and its employees are aware of the public health implications of...

Staff Spotlight: Emily Chavez

Hometown:  Lexington, KY  School:  University of South Carolina, College of Journalism and Mass Communications  Major:  Public Relations  Degree pursued:  Bachelor of Arts  Graduation Date:  December 2019  Role at IMPH: I’ll be working as the Communications Assistant...

Health Policy Fellows Recognized by IMPH

From left to right: Rep. Paula Rawl Calhoon, Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell, Rep. Annie E. McDaniel, Rep. Representative Russell Ott, Rep. Ivory Thigpen, Rep. Ashley Trantham [Not pictured: Sen. Ronnie Cromer]   Members of the South Carolina General Assembly have been...