The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) is committed to providing South Carolina’s elected officials with nonpartisan information and research related to the health and well-being of our state’s residents.

IMPH serves as a neutral convener to collectively inform policy to improve health and health care. In April 2018, the Workforce for Health Taskforce launched to determine South Carolina-specific policy changes and health care workforce solutions needed to create sustainable, person-centered systems of health care that promote population health.

The Taskforce represented more than 60 of the state’s leading experts from health care systems, state agencies, consumer groups, academia, community-based organizations, nonprofits and philanthropic organizations. State specific, evidence-based solutions for policies to improve South Carolina’s health outcomes are outlined in four key areas:

  • Embracing the evolution of health and human service roles,
  • Training and educating health and human service providers,
  • Behavioral health workforce needs and
  • Setting the stage for the evolving workforce.