IMPH is an independent entity serving as a neutral convener around the important health issues in our state. IMPH also serves as a resource for evidence-based information to inform health policy decisions.
Governor Haley Signs Proclamation Supporting South Carolina Caregivers
On Thursday March 6, 2014, Governor Nikki Haley signed a proclamation recognizing the role caregivers play in the lives of the elderly and disabled in South Carolina. The proclamation supports the work of IMPH’s recently established Long-Term Care Taskforce, which is assessing the long-term care system in South Carolina in order to establish a strategic direction that meets the future needs of the system and those it serves.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association demonstrates a significant decline in the prevalence of obese children ages two to five years old. From 2003-2004 the obesity prevalence was at 14 percent and decreased to eight percent in 2011-2012, signifying a 43 percent decline according to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).
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.