• 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!

  • June 29, 2015 8:38 AM | Lydia R. Frass

    Award-winning faculty from the CEPH-accredited School of Public Health at the University of Memphis will conduct several interactive workshops from Aug. 3-7:  SAS for Beginners, Quality Management, Health Analytics, Data Analysis using Excel, and Program Evaluation. The attached flyer has details and registration information.

    Register at this link:  

    Public Health Summer Institute 2015 Flyer with Registration.docxFor additional information please contact Dr. Marian Levy  901.678.4514

  • May 19, 2015 7:11 AM | Lydia R. Frass
    SCPHA's Annual Conference starts tomorrow at Brookland Baptist. Onsite registration is available.  See the events listing on our home page.

    The Early Bird Social is tonight at the Staybridge Suites on Huger St. in Columbia. Hope to see you there!

  • April 20, 2015 10:05 AM | Lydia R. Frass

    Award nominations for outstanding SCPHA Members are due today!   See for details, criteria, and forms.

  • April 20, 2015 10:03 AM | Lydia R. Frass
    SCPHA is accepting applications for Student Scholarships.  See for application forms and details.

    DEADLINE:  APRIL 24, 2015

  • March 19, 2015 8:21 PM | Lydia R. Frass

    Eat Smart Move More SC has a job opening.  

    Contract Position
    Contractor will provide services through December 31, 2015 with the option to continue the work, contingent on continued grant funding. The project work is based on 20 hours per week and may require some nights and weekends. The contractor must have reliable transportation; position will require some travel to targeted counties. Annual compensation for this contract is up to $20,000.

    To Apply
    Submit a cover letter and resume to Claire Tomberlin, Business Manager,, by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 10th.

    For details, please see the attached flyer: DPP Project Coordinator job posting.pdf

  • March 11, 2015 9:00 PM | Lydia R. Frass
    Interested in refreshing your Health Education and Promotion Knowledge?! Join Us! 

    CHES/MCHES Study Session 

    Friday, April 3, 2015 (10am-3pm) 

    Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch or visit a nearby restaurant. Refreshments will be available. Please bring a copy of the 6th Edition Study Guide that can be purchased from for $55 CHES or $65 MCHES— (it’s the PURPLE/MAROON book for each exam). 

    Location: American Cancer Society 

    128 Stonemark Lane 

    Columbia, SC 29210 

    (803) 750-1693 (for directions)

    Spring 2015 Flyer CHES.pdf

    Please RSVP to by 4/1/15. 

    (IMPORTANT: please note the 3 letter “L’s” in the prefix when transferring the email address). 


    Lillie M. Hall, MHS, MPH, CHES & Tina M. Devlin, MPH, CHES 

    Sponsored by the SC Association for the Advancement of Health Education (SCAAHE)

  • February 27, 2015 9:46 PM | Lydia R. Frass
    The Public Health Professional Education program at the University of Utah is hosting the Public Health & Disasters conference in Park City, UT on May 10-13, 2015. 

    More information can be found at

    Please feel free to contact Julia Hurtado if you have any questions.

    Julia Hurtado
    Event Coordinator
    Public Health Professional Education
    Division of Public Health
    University of Utah
    PH: 801-581-8858

  • February 27, 2015 8:34 PM | Lydia R. Frass

    Family members are the silent witnesses to their loved ones’ pain and may often be hurting as well.  Whether your loved one is in treatment with LRADAC or has not yet made the choice to seek treatment, we can help you.

    Through Family Services at LRADAC you will:

    Meet and talk with a certified counselor.

    Learn positive non-confrontational skills and approaches to

    use with your loved one.

    Develop coping skills to help you take care of yourself.

    Learn how to communicate the positive benefits of treatment.

    Learn how to help your loved one be ready and open to change.

    For more information, call us at (803) 530-1317.

  • September 23, 2014 8:12 AM | Lydia R. Frass

    Register for 11th Annual South Carolina Obesity Summit

    Monday, October 27, 2014

    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Brookland Banquet & Conference Center

    West Columbia, SC

    Visit for more details and to register.

    Each year, Eat Smart, Move More S.C. (ESMMSC) provides a venue for public health, health care, education and other healthy eating, active living professionals to learn about obesity prevention efforts and resources that have a positive effect in their communities. This year, ESMMSC is expecting more than 300 professionals throughout South Carolina to attend the event.

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