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Taskforces

The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health’s (IMPH) taskforces allow our organization to convene South Carolina experts and stakeholders from multiple disciplines for a series of time-limited meetings to develop recommendations for improving the health of people in our state. Past taskforces have produced recommendations on behavioral health, long-term care and the health care workforce.

How We Work

Identify a Public Health Issue
Conduct Assessments
Convene Stakeholders & Subject Matter Experts
Gather Evidence
Translate
Data
Develop
Consensus Recommendations
Write and Disseminate Reports
Track
Implementation

We focus on

Pandemic Preparedness

2021 – 2022
Examining lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic in areas related to health, education and economic and social stability with a guiding focus on equity and the needs of historically marginalized and vulnerable populations.
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Workforce for Health

2018-2019
Imagining innovative approaches to care that focuses on prevention, community settings and the social-environmental determinants of health and their implications for the workforce. 
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Behavioral Health

2014-2015
Improving care and outcomes to better serve South Carolina residents with behavior health illnesses. Although the taskforce concluded in 2015, IMPH continues to work in this area and publish updates and progress reports to track the advancement of the taskforce’s recommendations.
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Long-Term Care

2014-2015
Assessing the long-term care (LTC) system in South Carolina and establishing a strategic direction that meets the future needs of the system and those it serves. Although the taskforce concluded in 2015, IMPH continues to work in this area and publish updates and progress reports to track the advancement of the taskforce’s recommendations.
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