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South Carolina Organizations

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
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, and maps.
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Center for Information Technology Implementation Assistance: South Carolina (CITIA-SC)
South Carolina State Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) that helps healthcare providers become meaningful users of electronic health records by providing information and technical assistance.
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Community Health Worker Institute (CHWI)
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.
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Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Focuses on investigating persistent inequities in health status within the population of the rural U.S., with an emphasis on inequities stemming from socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, and access to healthcare services.
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South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC)
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.
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South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare
Supports and develops sustainable rural and primary care education and health care delivery in South Carolina through clinical practice, training, and research. Promotes access to high value, quality healthcare for all South Carolinians.
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South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)
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.
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South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA)
Works to support its members in addressing the healthcare needs of South Carolinians through advocacy, education, networking, and regulatory assistance.
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South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH)
Dedicated to ensuring equitable access to quality healthcare for all rural South Carolinians. Also functions as the South Carolina State Rural Health Association.
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South Carolina Primary Care Office (PCO)
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.
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South Carolina Primary Health Care Association (SCPHCA)
Helps ensure access to community-based primary, behavioral, and other healthcare to South Carolina communities.
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South Carolina Public Health Association (SCPHA)
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.
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Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc. (SERCAP)
Helps rural communities in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida to improve community infrastructure, including water and wastewater treatment.
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Southeastern Telehealth Resource Center (SETRC)
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. Includes Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida.
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Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC)
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.
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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.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: South Carolina (HUD)
Works to increase homeownership, support community development, and increase access to affordable housing. The HUD state office provides information about HUD housing programs and local contacts for the state.
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USDA Rural Development South Carolina State Office
Committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. The Rural Development State Office provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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Last Reviewed: 1/27/2021