South Carolina

Innovations

Statewide Partnership Provides Mental Health Assessments via Telemedicine to Patients in Rural Emergency Departments, Reducing Wait Times, Hospitalizations, and Costs 10/07/13

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health partnered with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and 18 predominantly rural hospitals from the South Carolina Hospital Association...

Culturally Tailored Lifestyle Counseling Tied To Readiness for Change Helps Underserved African-American Women Reduce Dietary Fat Intake 11/17/11

During a 3-year randomized controlled trial at nine community health clinics, low-income African-American women at risk for cardiovascular disease received lifestyle counseling tied to the...

Electronic Standing Orders Highlight Care Gaps and Allow Nonphysicians to Address Them, Leading to Increased Provision of Preventive Services 03/08/11

Eight primary care practices adopted standing orders authorizing nonphysician clinical staff to provide preventive care services such as vaccinations and preventive health screenings. At the...

Free Oral Health Services Enhance Self-Esteem and Employability for Individuals Living With HIV/AIDS, the Homeless, and the Uninsured 02/08/10

The Columbia Oral Health Clinic offers free oral health services to community members living with HIV/AIDS and to low-income individuals without health insurance (including the homeless). The...

Free Eye Care for Low-Income, Uninsured Children Combined With Vision Education for School Staff Improves Eye Care Knowledge and Academic Performance 02/09/09

Between 1998 and 2008, Palmetto Health's Vision Health Initiative partnered with local Walmart vision centers and area optometrists to provide free, comprehensive eye exams and glasses to low-...

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