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State health dept. aims to tackle ‘concerning’ health disparities in formulating five-year state plan
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State health dept. aims to tackle ‘concerning’ health disparities in formulating five-year state plan

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - South Carolina health leaders say with the pandemic now moving to the endemic stage, the time has arrived to revitalize other priorities to improve South Carolinians’ health.For the last several months, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has been collecting and analyzing mountains of statewide health data.They presented their findings Tuesday to other members of the healthcare community, including doctors, nurses, hospital leaders, and representatives from Medicaid and private insurers.In the coming months, they will take the input they receive from those groups and use the data to formula the state’s five-year health improvement plan that begins in 2024.“It’s been five years almost since we did that, and so it’s time to update it,”...
Health officials address the problem of obesity
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Health officials address the problem of obesity

R. Taylor Lee is public health director for the Lowcountry Public Health Region of the S.C. DHEC says obesity is a problem not just in the state, but for the entire Southeast region. But there are programs DHEC has established to deal with the issue. Source link