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  • July 17, 2014 10:12 PM | Lydia R. Frass

    NAMI Mid-Carolina, a local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is pleased to announce “The Message” in celebration of Minority Mental Health Month.

    “The Message” is a collaborative event between Love, Peace & Hip-Hop and NAMI Mid-Carolina; being held to increase awareness of mental health issues among those typically underserved in the Midlands of South Carolina. Please join us for an evening of music with a message. A community wide event, free for all, refreshments provided! Co-sponsored by the City of Columbia & Three Rivers Behavioral Health.

    Performances by:

    Cole Connor

    The Force

    DJ Kingpin VOV “Spinning Live”

    July 25, 2014, 7-10pm

    Earlewood Park Community Center, 1111 Parkside Drive, Columbia, SC 29201

    About NAMI-Mid-Carolina: NAMI Mid-Carolina is a grassroots organization whose mission is to improve the treatment and quality of life for people who live with mental illnesses, their families, and the community through education, support and advocacy. For more information about their services and programs, please contact 803-206-2916 or visit the website at www.namimidcarolina.org


    About Love, Peace and Hip Hop: Hip-hop has been the voice of youth since the early 1970’s, but it has grown with its audience that is now reaching well into their fifties. It has always been the litmus test of society and Columbia Hip-Hop Family Day is rooted in bringing awareness to the important areas that affect the purveyors of this culture: healthcare, domestic violence, education, youth, arts, employment and economic development. By partnering with non-profit organizations such as NAMI Mid-Carolina, Love, Peace and Hip Hop highlights the best qualities this culture offers. Change is good. nshhlsc.com/love-hip-hop/


    NAMI Mid-Carolina • 1823 Gadsden Street • Columbia, SC • 29201 • http://www.namidcarolina.org • 803-206-2916

  • March 28, 2014 8:36 PM | Lydia R. Frass

    Tobacco is the only product that, when used as directed, kills. Every year, more than 480,000 Americans die and millions more get sick due to tobacco use. In addition, tobacco use results in more than $289 billion in health care and related costs.

    But it doesn't have to be this way. Every day, more and more people are choosing a healthier way:

    • Target, Wegmans and CVS Caremark have all decided to do the right thing and remove tobacco from their shelves.
    • Twenty-seven state attorneys general have sent letters to the rest of the nation's pharmacy chains asking them to follow suit.
    • Thousands of people have signed APHA's petition calling on all retail pharmacies to stop selling tobacco.

    Join us in encouraging all pharmacies and wellness retailers to put their customers' health ahead of profits from tobacco.

    Sign APHA's petition today: No tobacco sales in stores with pharmacies and clinics

    Please add your voice to the growing number of people and organizations working to stop the epidemic of tobacco-related death and illness. Sign APHA's petition and share it with family, friends and colleagues.

    Information from:  Susan L. Polan, PhD, APHA associate executive director, public affairs and advocacy

  • March 17, 2014 9:54 PM | Lydia R. Frass

    April is National Public Health Month, and April 7-13, 2014, is National Public Health Week. The South Carolina Public Health Association will be hosting its annual Public Health Month Celebration on April 2nd! This year's theme is "Public Health Professionals, Practice What You Preach"!


    As we, the South Carolina Public Health Association, get closer to our Public Health Month Celebration on April 2nd, it’s time to turn up the volume and tell us how YOU practice what YOU preach! with our photo voice project!


    All you have to do is download the #SCPHM2014 form attached, print it, write your name and write the county in which you reside, your public health discipline/content area, tell us how you practice what you preach and take a picture! Our goal is to get 100+ pictures from across the state!!! You don't have to be a member of the association to participate!!


    You can upload your photo to Instagram or Facebook  – shoot, any platform you want! – and share it for other public health professionals to see. Be sure to tag us on Instagram (@Snapscpha) and  Facebook (South Carolina Public Health Association)...and use the #SCPHM2014 hashtag so we can see you!


    Show your friends, family and other South Carolina public health professionals how you practice what you preach!


    Don't use Instagram or Facebook? No problem, follow the same instructions to download the attached form and send your photo to snapscpha@gmail.com.  

    There's more.....the slideshow of the tagged photos will be shown at the Public Health Month Celebration on April 2nd, so make plans to attend so you can see your face among others who practice what they preach!!! 

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at bosticjm@dhec.sc.gov.

    We can’t wait to celebrate Public Health Month and Week, and we definitely can’t wait to see your photos. 

    ~ Johnese Bostic

    SCPHA Vice President & PH Month Event Coordinator

  • March 05, 2014 10:36 PM | Lydia R. Frass
    SCPHA's Website has been given a makeover!  It's many features should make it easy for  you to update your profile, Join Us as a member, and easily register for events.  You can login with your email address, create a new password, and update your profile.  We are also introducing a Discussion Board to the site - if you want to ask a question about the organization or other public health related topic, you can do so right here!  We want you to use the Discussion Board to share all of the great work you are doing in public health - let us know what you're doing out there! 

    We will be unveiling other features in the near future, including a Photo Album and a page listing our Partner Organizations.  We will also have a searchable membership directory--YOU choose if your contact information is searchable!  This will be a great way to be able to find someone with a particular expertise you're looking for within the members.  

    This is an exciting time for us as we're moving into Public Health Month in April and planning for our Annual Meeting in May.  We hope you find this new site to a good representation of SCPHA as we progress and grow!
  • October 30, 2013 8:56 PM | Lydia R. Frass
    The new Health Insurance Marketplace became active on October 1, 2013.  Open enrollment continues until March 31, 2013.  For more information, visit the ACA Website at healthcare.gov

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