SC Rural Health Action Plan
The South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH) and the SC Rural Health Action Plan Task Force unveiled the SC Rural Health Action Plan (SC RHAP), officially, on November 16th 2017. The final report can be accessed online at https://scorh.net/rural-health-action-plan/.
This page is organized into the five (5) key areas of social determinants of health: Economic Stability; Education; Social and Community Context; Health and Health Care; and Neighborhood & Built Environment. Below is a list of local resources organized according to these categories:
Economic Stability (Employment, Food Security, Housing Stability)
Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones.
CarePatrol.com is a senior placement agency serving Lancaster and Chester counties.
Chester County Resource Guide (downloadable pdf)
Fairfield County Resource Guide (downloadable pdf)
Lancaster County Resource Guide (downloadable pdf)
SC Thrive – leads South Carolinians to stability by providing innovative & efficient access to quality of life resources
South Carolina Treasurer Unclaimed Property Program – Individuals, estates, businesses, and churches and charities can have unclaimed property.
Education (Early Childhood Education and Development, Language and Literacy, High School Graduation, Enrollment in Higher Education)
Chester County First Steps – a statewide public-private partnership to increase school readiness outcomes for children
Fairfield County First Steps – a statewide public-private partnership to increase school readiness outcomes for children
Lancaster County First Steps – a statewide public-private partnership to increase school readiness outcomes for children
Social and Community Context (Social Cohesion, Civic Participation)
Health and Health Care (Access to Health Care, Access to Primary Care, Health Literacy)
Caption Call – a no-cost program for anyone who suffers from hearing loss, including seniors.
Catawba Community Mental Health Center – serving Chester and Lancaster counties
Columbia Area Mental Health Center – serving Fairfield County
Fairfield Behavioral Health Services – alcohol/drug counseling, ADSAP for DUI offenders, behavioral counseling, and prevention services for Fairfield County
Hazel Pittman Center – outpatient substance abuse treatment and counseling for Chester County
Rebound Behavioral Health – in patient substance abuse treatment
John A. Martin Primary Health Care Center – a unique medical center providing all types of family medical care including prenatal care
MUSC Health – Lancaster Medical Center formerly Springs Memorial Hospital
North Central Family Medicine – a private, non-profit community based and community owned health center
WellPartners – providing dental and eye care services for uninsured and underinsured in Fairfield County
Welvista – medication assistance program
2-1-1 – a database of a wide variety of service providers including support groups, community clinics, counselors, shelters, food pantries, programs for seniors
Neighborhood and Built Environment (Access to Healthy Foods, Environmental Conditions)
Live Healthy SC – a statewide collaborative to improve the health in SC
Smokefree SC – a statewide collaborative to eliminate premature death, disease, and other harms caused by tobacco products
Transportation Needs Assessment Survey Results – Lancaster County the Transportation Sub-Committee under the Client Advocacy Network Coalition conducted a survey to assess the transportation needs of the communities in Lancaster County, SC, particularly areas with high poverty levels
Wholespire (formerly Eat Smart Move More SC) – coordinates obesity prevention across the state