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.
Over the past decade obesity rates among adults have started to decline, though still remaining dangerously high overall. South Carolina is now ranked seventh in the nation for obesity.
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.