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  • January 13, 2020 12:10 PM | Rich P. Timmons


    It is my pleasure to announce the South Carolina Public Health Association (SCPHA) will offer two (2) scholarships, each in the amount of $500, to eligible candidates in the field of Public Health.  The continued awareness of the role of public health depends upon the enthusiasm and commitment of existing and future public health professionals. Scholarships support the SCPHA mission for “scientific and professional development of the membership.”  The two (2) scholarships will be presented at our SCPHA Annual Conference on April 21, 2020.

    We appreciate your previous support of SCPHA and request your assistance, which is crucial to the success of SCPHA and our scholarship program, in publicizing these scholarships and our Association in the following ways:

    1.    Please circulate and post the attached copies of the two (2) scholarship applications to potential applicants, colleagues, and friends. The applications are also available on the SCPHA website (www.scpha.com).  The deadline for submission Friday, March 27, 2020.

    2.    Please assist the Association to recruit potential members by circulating the attached membership application to students and colleagues. Potential members may also visit the SCPHA website (www.scpha.com) to download the application, pay fees online, and mail or fax the application to the SCPHA office.                                                                                                 

    Also, the contributed papers committee will make a selection to receive a $100.00 monetary award and certificate from the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health.  This award is for the Contributed Papers/Outstanding Student Abstract Recognition for either a verbal or poster abstract that was presented at the 2020 SCPHA Annual Conference.                                                                         

    If you would like more information on SCPHA or have questions regarding the scholarship program, feel free to either contact Tammy at 803-268-5835 or thomaste@dhec.sc or Dr. Frances Ashe-Goins at 703-801-2420 or franashe@aol.comor visit our website at www.scpha.com. 

    Thank you for your consideration and continued support.

    SCPHA Program Abstract Review Committee 





  • January 01, 2020 9:41 PM | Lydia R. Frass

    Members of the SCPHA 2020 Awards Committee are now accepting applications for consideration.  Awards will be presented during the 2020 SCPHA Annual Conference, on April 21, 2020.  The application for award nominations and a description and criteria for each of the awards are attached and can also be found on the SCPHA website.

    We would like to encourage all current SCPHA members to recognize an Association member(s) who has consistently exemplified our mission in public health or has gone above and beyond in carrying out their duties to aid in the success of our Association.


    Deadline for submission is Friday, March 20, 2020.  All electronic applications must be submitted in a MS word format.  Please be sure you read the eligibility requirements carefully for each award. 

    Should you have any questions, please contact Amber Williams, Awards Committee Co-Chair, at proctora@comporium.net, or phone number 803-448-2020.



  • February 01, 2019 5:30 PM | Rich P. Timmons

    Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, APHA Executive Director, submits letter to Congress outlining the 2019 Advocacy Priorities for the Association. These priorities include the following focal points:

    • Strengthen funding for public health agencies and programs including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration;
    • Expand access to comprehensive affordable health coverage and services by upholding the Affordable Care Act, supporting innovative efforts to further expand access to coverage and services and protecting vital safety net programs;
    • Support efforts to address the health impacts of climate change;
    • Address the public health threats from gun violence by supporting universal background checks and funding for public health research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention; and
    • Maintain strong public health regulations and oppose efforts to weaken regulations, including those impacting child nutrition, reproductive health and environmental health and safety.

    Read the letter HERE

  • July 18, 2018 8:18 AM | Rich P. Timmons
    The All of Us Journey will stop in Columbia, SC, on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the South Carolina Black Pride Cultural Arts & Wellness Festival from 10 am - 5 pm.  Please visit the All of Us Journey schedule for more details.

    Traveling around the nation, the All of Us Journey actively engages community members to join this landmark research project that will accelerate research and improve health.  This hands-on experience to build awareness and excitement about the All of Us Research Program.

    The All of Us Research Program invites people ages 18 and older, regardless of health status, to join a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds. Part of the National Institutes of Health, All of Us is expected to be the largest and most diverse longitudinal health research program ever developed.

    Participants are asked to share different types of health and lifestyle information, including through online surveys and electronic health records, which will continue to be collected over the course of the program. For more info on what will be collected and how it will be used, safeguarded and shared with you, visit the All of Us FAQs.

    To join the All of Us Research Program, visit www.JoinAllofUs.org.

    APHA is excited to be one of the groups working with All of Us on engaging potential participants. If you participate, you will be contributing to research that may improve the health of future generations. All of Us will share all of your data with you, giving you the option to use this data to make better decisions about your own health.
  • July 18, 2018 8:15 AM | Rich P. Timmons

    Read the July edition of APHA's legislative update

  • June 04, 2018 11:02 PM | Rich P. Timmons
    Read the June edition of APHA's legislative update
  • May 24, 2018 10:22 AM | Rich P. Timmons

    Consider joining APHA, the American Lung Association, and other leading health organizations in signing a petition opposing the proposed Environmental Protection Agency science rule.  The American Lung Association has developed a fact sheet explaining how the proposal would threaten public health.

    There are two petitions available to sign--public health professionals should click on the button at that says “I am a health professional” before signing. The deadline for individuals to sign the petition is Tuesday, May 29 at 5 p.m. ET.

  • April 11, 2018 11:00 AM | Rich P. Timmons

    The Kresge Foundation Emerging Leaders in Public Health (ELPH) initiative is now accepting applications for the third cohort. Kresge is partnering with the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health (UNC) to recruit 20 teams of local, governmental health department leaders and provide them with the knowledge and skills to lead in today’s changing health care environment. The health officer and a second leader from the same agency team up for an 18-month, action-oriented experience designed to enhance skills and competencies in communications, business planning and leading organizational change. Each team will focus on the development and implementation of a “transformative concept” that shifts or expands the role of their local health department in the community and translates into sustainable change. Leadership teams will receive coaching and a grant up to $125,000 from The Kresge Foundation to apply their leadership training while leading their department towards assuming this new, transformative role. 

    The Kresge Foundation will be accepting applications from 12 a.m. Eastern Time on April 2, 2018 through 5 p.m. Eastern Time on April 30, 2018. To download the informational packet or obtain more information about the selection criteria, application process, and stories of previous participants, please visit http://kresge.org/elph.

    For questions, please contact the National Program Office at elph@kresge.org.

  • April 10, 2018 8:00 PM | Rich P. Timmons

    Please join Georgia Department of Public Health - Chronic Disease Prevention Section for the 3rd Annual Health System Symposium.  Details and registration can be found here

    The 2018 Health System Symposium will bring together organizations and key stakeholders dedicated to improving the health of Georgians.

    The goal of the symposium is to engage attendees in a broad dialog on issues to improve the health of communities and integrate clinical and community health and prevention strategies.

    The event is open to a wide range of public health and health care leaders in Georgia working in primary care and community settings, including: primary care physicians; nurses and nurse practitioners; medical directors and senior leaders; health care administrators and office practice managers; quality improvement leaders; and public health practitioners and students.

    The symposium will take place on June 5-6, 2018 in Peachtree City, GA, and will feature three training workshops on Tuesday, June 5th and a full day of concurrent workshops on Wednesday, June 6th.  CEUs for Nurses and CHES Credits will be offered.

    Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on both days.  Day 1 will also feature a free networking reception and mixer. 

  • February 27, 2018 8:58 PM | Anonymous

    SCPHA is proud to announce that the Malcolm Dantzer and Public Health scholarship applications are open!  Visit our Awards page to download the application forms.  

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