Advancing Health in South Carolina

IMPH is an independent entity serving as a neutral convener around the important health issues in our state. IMPH also serves as a provider of evidence-based information to inform health policy decisions.

Health Policy in Action

  • The New York Times recently published an article exposing the worst places to live in America. Using a six-point data collection process, Upshot examined each county in the United States to conclude the overall rankings. These data points included: education (percentage of residents with at least a bachelor’s degree), median household income, unemployment rate, disability rate, life expectancy and obesity.

Focus on Health

  • The month of November is Diabetes Awareness Month hosted by the American Diabetes Association. The idea behind the awareness month is centered on the principle to call attention to diabetes issues as well as support patients that are suffering from the disease. South Carolina is currently ranked 44th in the Nation for Diabetes.

South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health

The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health is a non-profit corporation organized for educational and scientific purposes and focused on improving the health status of South Carolinians through work in the areas of policy, prevention and leadership.

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