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.
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold, in cooperation with the Norman J. Arnold Foundation, gifted $10 million to establish an endowment to support the teaching, research and public education efforts of the then University of South Carolina School of Public Health. Renamed the Arnold School of Public Health, the School was the first school of public health at a public institution to have the honor of becoming a named school. It has since risen to become one of the most productive and well-recognized public health colleges in the nation.
The Office for the Study of Aging (OSA) not only administers its own programs and services, they also have partnerships with an array of other organizations and agencies that focus on aging. One of OSA’s long-standing partnerships is with Leeza’s Care Connection. Working with Leeza’s Care Connection and Lexington Medical Center staff, OSA contributed to the development of a training program for a key component of the new Columbia center.
Scale Down teams and workgroups are continuing their focused efforts to achieve the SC Obesity Action Plan objectives so that the healthy choice is the easy choice for all South Carolinians. The Summer 2016 Update highlights efforts in open community use of school recreational facilities and McLeod Child Development Center’s efforts to create expanded opportunities for physical activity and support of breastfeeding mothers.
“One Year Update – Long-Term Care Taskforce” provides a brief status update on the processes and structure developed to help achieve the 30 recommendations to improve our state’s system of long-term services and supports that are outlined in June 2015’s Creating Direction: A Guide for Improving Long-Term Care in South Carolina.
“One Year Update – Behavioral Health Taskforce” provides a brief status update on the processes and structure developed to help achieve the 20 recommendations to improve our state’s system of behavioral health services outlined in May 2015’s Hope for Tomorrow: The Collective Approach for Transforming South Carolina’s Behavioral Health Systems.
Dr. Lee Pearson and Karen Fradua will facilitate the discussion.
IMPH convenes the Community Workgroup for the SCale Down Initiative.
IMPH convenes the Worksites Workgroup for the SCale Down Initiative.
The USC Prevention Research Center invites to you attend a symposium that will showcase the role of faith-based organizations in LiveWell Greenville, a coalition of more than 150 partners working in concert to make the healthy choice the easy choice in Greenville, South Carolina. LiveWell Greenville’s At Worship workgroup establishes healthier faith communities through healthy eating and active living programs.