Advancing Health in South Carolina

IMPH is an independent entity serving as an informed, 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.

Policy in Action

  • IMPH Awarded State Forum to Advance Health Systems Transformation Grant

    The National Network of Public Health Institutes, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has awarded grants to six member public health institutes, including IMPH, to host state-wide forums aimed at advancing collaboration among the public health and health care sectors.

Focus on Health

  • SCale Down Quarterly Update – Spring 2016

    The Scale Down teams and workgroups focus their efforts on achieving the action plan objectives so that the healthy choice is the easy choice for all South Carolinians. Through their work, innovative approaches are being developed and implemented to address the obesity epidemic in our state. During the first quarter of 2016, many partners reported positive outcomes, promising plans for program expansion and new opportunities for collaboration in the coming year.

  • Recordings Available of Webinars About Using County Health Rankings & Roadmaps to Support Health in South Carolina

    Eat Smart Move More SC and the SC Institute of Medicine and Public Health hosted a two-part webinar series featuring the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps in March 2016. This webinar series provides an overview of the program, a summary of the 2016 SC County Health Rankings and how to use them, and a description of the tools and resources available to SC communities to improve health.

  • New Rankings Shed Light on Where South Carolina Counties Could Improve Health

    Beaufort County ranks healthiest in South Carolina and Marlboro County is the least healthy county in the state, according to the seventh annual County Health Rankings, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The Rankings are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org.

Publications

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    Creating Direction: A Guide for Improving Long-Term Care in South Carolina

    “Creating Direction: A Guide for Improving Long-Term Care in South Carolina” is the product of a year and a half of work by a statewide taskforce of over 60 providers, researchers and advocates. The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) convened these stakeholders to study the state’s long-term care system and identify priority areas in need of improvement, particularly in light of the growing older adult population. The taskforce members developed 30 actionable recommendations to reshape the system so that it can better meet the needs of older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers across the state.

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    Hope for Tomorrow: The Collective Approach for Transforming South Carolina’s Behavioral Health Systems

    “Hope for Tomorrow: The Collective Approach for Transforming South Carolina’s Behavioral Health Systems” is the product of over 18 months of work by a statewide taskforce of over 60 public and private behavioral health providers, researchers and advocates. The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH) convened these stakeholders to identify the most significant challenges in our behavioral health systems and provide actionable, evidence-based and cost-effective strategies to provide better care and access to behavioral health services for residents of South Carolina.

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