• April 20, 2015 10:03 AM | Lydia R. Frass
    SCPHA is accepting applications for Student Scholarships.  See http://scpha.com/awards 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, claire@EatSmartMoveMoreSC.org, 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 www.nchec.org 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 halllm@dhec.sc.gov 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 tinyurl.com/UofU-PH-Disasters.

    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 http://eatsmartmovemoresc.org/community-action/obesity-summit/ 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.

  • September 01, 2014 8:13 PM | Lydia R. Frass

    The 1st annual Substance Abuse CLE is sponsored by LRADAC (Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council) and the SC Recovering Professional Program.  The 2-hour update will include experts from the legal, legislative and substance abuse arena who will explore with participants the impact substance use has on the legal profession and the clients who seek legal advice.

    September 30, 2014 - Registration starts at 7:30 am, Event starts at 8:00 am

    LRADAC’s Education Center, 2711 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC 29203

    Fee:  $100

    Visit LRADAC's Website for more information:  http://www.lradac.org/training-opportunities/

  • 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

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