The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health collaborates with the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program. The County Health Rankings, first released in 2010, show us that where people live matters to health. The health of a community depends on...
IMPH partners with the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control to facilitate implementation of the state’s Obesity Action Plan through the SCale Down Initiative. The plan promotes comprehensive actions to stimulate across-the-board changes at the environmental, policy and system-level.
Health and health care are among the most complex and important issues of our day. Health issues affect every individual, family and economy in every community across our state and country. Elected officials are often required to make decisions on a variety of complex issues that affect health both directly and indirectly.
An HIA is a combination of procedures, methods, and tools that judges the potential and effects of a policy, plan, or project on the health of a population and the effects within the population.