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

    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

    For questions, please contact the National Program Office at

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

    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 9:41 PM | Lydia R. Frass

    Members of the SCPHA 2018 Awards Committee are now accepting applications for consideration.  Awards will be presented during the 2018 SCPHA Mid-Year Conference, on April 26, 2018.  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 Monday, April 9, 2018.  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 Gloria McCurry, Membership Coordinator, at, or phone #803-788-0309.  Please see Awards for more information.

  • 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.  

  • February 24, 2018 5:00 PM | Rich P. Timmons (Administrator)
    Nominations and applications are open for Elected Offices, Awards, and Scholarships.  Offices open for nominees are President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer (two-year term), Secretary, and Members-At-Large (two-year terms).  Information related to duties of can be found in our Bylaws and is also available here.  

    Information on Association Awards and Scholarships can be found below and on the SCPHA Awards page.

    2018 Awards Announcement

    2018 Award Eligibility

    2018 Award Nomination Form

  • October 17, 2017 3:45 PM | Gloria McCurry (Administrator)

     Dear SCPHA Members and Friends:

    We are pleased to open our Call for Abstracts for our 2018 Annual Conference.  SCPHA's Annual Conference has been an important opportunity for current, future, and retired public health professionals to share resources and information, as well as ideas and experiences from the field of public health.  Returning to Myrtle Beach after a 4-year hiatus, the conference will run from February 21-23, 2018, and we are excited about this great educational and networking event. 

    This year's theme is "Getting Comfortable Embracing the Uncomfortable: Turning Our Education Into Action," focusing on education and advocacy surrounding the topic areas of:

    1. Mental Health;
    2. Violence Prevention;
    3. Opioid and Other Substance Abuse;
    4. Climate Change and Environmental Health;
    5. Social Work and Counseling Services;
    6. Epidemiology and Infectious Disease Control; and
    7. Nutrition.

    Eligible: Practitioners, , College and University Staff, Students, and Community Members

    The Call for Abstracts is open and will close on Friday, November 17, at 10:00am.  Public Health Practitioners, College and University Staff, Students, and Community Members are invited to submit proposals to present at the Conference.

    Abstracts can be submitted at the following link: SCPHA 2018 Call for Abstracts

    Thank you,

    SCPHA Abstract Review Committee

  • September 10, 2015 6:52 PM | Lydia R. Frass

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has scheduled several workshops on Situational Awareness for Houses of Worship - the FBI shares lessons from past active shooting situations 

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    Brookland Baptist Church, West Columbia, SC


    Thursday, September 24, 2015

    Langston Baptist Church, 763 Highway 905, Conway, SC 29526

    7-9 pm

    Also, mark your calendar…Charleston has been scheduled.  

    Monday, October 5th -Details will go out the week of September 21st

    SA Rob Chadwick, the FBI Columbia Training Coordinator, has previously completed the symposium in Aiken and Greenville.  Both presentations had approximately a great volume of attendees and heavy media coverage.   All clergy and layperson leadership are encouraged to attend. Topics to be covered include: who is an active shooter and pre-incident behavioral indicators; dealing with the national news; supporting victims, including families and the officers involved; crisis management; and use of IEDs by active shooters.   The symposium includes 90 minutes of statistics, history, and analysis of active shooter incidents.  This is followed by a 30 minute question and answer session.  Please consider attending, and feel free to pass information within your house of worship, family and friends.


    Inquiries about attendance should be directed to Ms. Denise M. Taiste, Public Affairs Specialist, Community Relations Unit, at 803.551.4352 or by email at

  • August 31, 2015 8:17 PM | Lydia R. Frass

    Check out the National Network of Libraries of Medicine's upcoming Training and Educational Opportunites:

    For the latest, news, stories, and reminders, be sure to follow NN/LM SE/A:

    ·       SEA Currents

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  • July 29, 2015 9:54 PM | Lydia R. Frass

    Public Health Month Webinar!

    Thank you for all who joined us for our professional development opportunities for Public Health Month in South Carolina in 2015.  We hosted a documentary and town hall, a live webinar, and a webinar on-demand.

    View our April webinars on YouTube:

    • Public Health and Information Technology(Dr. Elizabeth Regan):  A 3-part series on e-health information; impact & opportunities for public health; and grand challenges of public health informatics.
    • Youth Suicide Prevention for Public Health Professionals (Jennifer Myers): A discussion of youth suicide prevention, including warning signs, risk factors, protective factors, and prevention principles.

    We want to thank all of our presenters and panelists that made our three Public Health Month events.

  • July 18, 2015 11:02 AM | Lydia R. Frass

    SCPHA Members, 

    The APHA Council of Affiliates has opened a call for abstracts for affiliates and students.  Please click the link below for more information.

    The CoA is inviting Affiliates to submit abstracts for posters which will demonstrate Affiliate best practices or promising programs for display at the 143nd APHA Annual Meeting & Expo in Chicago, Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2015. This year the conference will explore the theme Health in All Policies. In keeping with this theme, proposals on programs to impact policy will be especially welcome. However, posters can be on any topic related to any work of the Affiliate. Affiliate posters accepted for exhibition at the Annual Meeting will be posted on the Affiliate Online Community so all affiliates will have the opportunity to learn from these model programs. 

    The CoA is sponsoring two student poster sessions for undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in public health-related coursework. Students are encouraged to submit proposals for public health-related work they have either recently completed or are in the process of completing for exhibition at the 2015 APHA Annual Meeting. Poster proposals can be on any public health-related topic and should represent a project sponsored by your Affiliate or any of your Affiliate members (individuals or groups). One poster session will be exclusively for abstracts written by undergraduate students to highlight their public health-related activities and research. The other session will be open to graduate students only (master and doctoral levels) interested in sharing their research and experience in public health. Student posters accepted for exhibition at the Annual Meeting will be judged by a sub-committee of the CoA, and top winners will be selected and awarded a cash prize of $200 and a certificate acknowledging their work. 

    The deadline for submitting poster abstracts for each category is July 31, 2015. Authors will be contacted in early September regarding poster abstract selection for exhibition. 

    Start your abstract submission here!

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