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.
The South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health’s latest issue brief, “A Profile of the Uninsured in South Carolina,” summarizes the newest data on the uninsured released from the American Community Survey at the state, county and congressional district levels. A lack of health insurance is shown to negatively impact the health of individuals. Those without health insurance tend to be sicker and die at an earlier age than those who have health insurance. The uninsured typically lack regular recommended health screenings and preventive services crucial in identifying and preventing chronic diseases.
This year National Public Health Week will be held April 7-13. Sponsored by the American Public Health Association, National Public Health Week brings together communities across the country to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues critical to improving the health of our nation.
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.