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

  • Community Health Advisor Updated with New Look and Features

    The Community Health Advisor has been updated with a new look and features. A program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Community Health Advisor allows users to identify policies and programs that may have the biggest effect on health and medical costs where they live. The user selects a location, health topic and a policy or program to create detailed, customized results in seconds.

Focus on Health

  • SC Small Businesses, Local Economies in Reap the Benefits of Active Communities

    Business is booming in many South Carolina towns and cities thanks to local infrastructure projects that have made communities more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly. Ten municipalities, featured in a new report released by Eat Smart Move More South Carolina, have noted millions of dollars in returns on investments, not to mention more active citizens.

  • DAODAS Receives $3.2 Million Federal Grant to Combat Opioid Overdoses and Deaths

    The S.C. Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) has received a federal grant totaling $3,192,772 to reduce the number of prescription drug/opioid overdose-related deaths and adverse events in our state. South Carolina is one of 12 states to receive funding through the five-year grant, which was awarded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

  • Internationally Known Obesity Researcher Dr. James F. Sallis to Speak at Inaugural Lecture

    The Arnold School will host the Inaugural Gerry Sue and Norman J. Arnold Childhood Obesity Lecture Series on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 3:45 – 5 p.m. The theme for the inaugural lecture, which is free and open to the public, is The Future of Youth Physical Activity Research: Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-based Interventions.


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    One Year Update – Long-Term Care Taskforce

    “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.

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    One Year Update – Behavioral Health Taskforce

    “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.

More Publications


  • 6

    5th Annual Telehealth Summit of SC

    Associate director Dr. Megan Weis will attend this summit.

  • 17

    Long-Term Care Implementation Leadership Council Meeting

    The role of the Long-Term Care (LTC) Implementation Leadership Council (ILC) is to focus attention on the recommendations of the Long-Term Care Taskforce. The LTC ILC is working to minimize or eliminate barriers to implementation, promote and track progress toward implementation and issue an annual report demonstrating progress to date.

  • 18

    SCale Down Action Team Meeting

    IMPH facilitates the SCale Down Action Team meetings.

  • 19

    SCale Down Evaluation Team Meeting

    IMPH facilitates the evaluation of the South Carolina Obesity Action Plan through the SCale Down Initiative.

  • 20

    South Carolina Cancer Alliance Annual Meeting

    Associate director Megan Weis is attending. The keynote speaker is Dr. Frances Dunn Butterfoss, founding president of Coalitions Work and author of “Coalitions and Partnership in Community Health” and “Ignite! Getting Your Community Coalition ‘Fired Up’ For Change.”

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