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.

Recommendations on Long-Term Care in South Carolina Released

  • South Carolina’s long-term care system is not ready to meet the coming demand as the older population will nearly double over the next 15 years. However, it is not only older adults who need long-term care; 43% of those needing long-term care are under the age of 65. The 30 recommendations in the Long-Term Care Taskforce report are the culmination of a year and a half of work by numerous experts and provide a guide for improving long-term care in South Carolina.

Focus on Health

  • Recommendations to improve our state’s behavioral health systems have been issued by a statewide taskforce convened by the South Carolina Institute of Medicine & Public Health (IMPH) to transform South Carolina’s behavioral health systems. These recommendations include actions to make behavioral health care as accessible as care for physical illnesses, such as a heart attack or trauma, and to integrate primary and behavioral health care in order to reduce overall health care costs and improve health outcomes.

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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