South Carolina Organizations
Appalachian Regional Commission
A regional economic development agency that represents a
partnership of federal, state, and local government.
Supports the economic and social development throughout
West Virginia and parts of 12 other states: Alabama,
Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North
Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee,
and Virginia. Includes grants and funding, research, data,
Community Health Worker Institute
Provides community health worker (CHW) training and curriculum development; job services; technical assistance for CHW integration, evaluation and payment model design in health systems; and return on investment studies in South Carolina and North Carolina.
Health Quality Innovation Network
A Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) that works to improve clinical and operational performance in Kansas, Missouri, South Carolina, and Virginia. Assists rural providers - including Critical Access Hospitals - serving vulnerable populations and providers with less than a three-star rating from Medicare.
South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
Addresses healthcare workforce needs starting at the level of elementary school education and extending to practicing healthcare professionals throughout the state. Their website provides contact details for each of the 4 regional Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in the state, which serve healthcare providers and students.
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Promotes and protects the health of the public and the environment in South Carolina. Includes divisions of Environmental Affairs, Health Regulation, Public Health, and Operations. Offers information about disaster preparedness, food safety, health professionals, and infectious diseases.
South Carolina Primary Care Office
Offers information on shortage designations, the J-1 Visa
Waiver program, and the National Health Service Corp among
other aspects that help link medically underserved
populations with primary health care providers.
South Carolina Public Health Association
Protects and promotes personal, community, and environmental health; to exercise leadership in health policy development and action; to provide a forum for matters pertaining to public health; and to foster scientific and professional development among its members.
Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the
federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT).
Assists healthcare organizations, healthcare networks, and
healthcare providers in the implementation of
cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and
medically underserved areas and populations. Serves
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Southern Rural Development Center
Strengthens the capacity of the region's 29 land-grant institutions to address critical contemporary rural development issues impacting the well-being, including health and social services, of people and communities in the rural South. Serves a 13-state area in the Southern region which includes TX, LA, AR, OK, AL, MS, GA, FL, KY, SC, NC, VA, and TN.
The Duke Endowment
A charitable organization working to expand opportunities for vulnerable children, improve access to healthcare, increase access to higher education, and support rural churches, primarily in North Carolina and South Carolina.