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South Carolina Health Disparities Research Portal: UofSC Health Disparities Research
The objective of the South Carolina Health Disparities Research Portal is to provide a gateway to health disparities information resources and serve as a catalyst for creating a collaborative culture of discovery, innovation, and improvement at the UofSC.
Part of Cancer Prevention and Control Program, most of ongoing and completed studies, regardless of subject or research area, have a core underlying element that seeks to root out health disparities. Many researchers investigate these disparities directly.
Founded in 2003 to investigate and begin to alleviate stark health disparities present in SC, especially those resulting in higher cancer incidence and mortality rates in African-American community. Virtually all of UofSC's epidemiologic cancer research is conducted at Cancer Prevention and Control Program, and much of work focuses on modifiable risk factors, such as diet and exercise.
Faculty explore a host of health and behavioral health topics, including scholarship centered around these major areas: Grand Challenges (American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare), substance use, kidney disease disparities, cancer, workforce, telehealth.
Integrated Network Program of National Cancer Institute's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. Initiated in 2009, a national program designed to enhance capacity in areas of disparities research; recruitment and career/professional development of underrepresented investigators, trainees, and students; communication and dissemination; and evaluation, as part of building region-based "hubs" for support and efficient management of cancer health disparities research, training, and outreach.
Created to honor Congressman James E. Clyburn for his support and partnership in reducing and eliminating health disparities. This prestigious lecture series is hosted by the Arnold School’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Department of Health Services Policy and Management along with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Office of Health Equity and the USC Office of Civil Rights History and Research.
Comprised of outstanding interdisciplinary scholars and stakeholders engaged in meaningful research and transformational activities in the field of nutrition. Researchers work to understand how nutritional components interact with a variety of contexts, including political, physical, economic, and social structures.
Focuses on investigating persistent inequities in health status within rural and minority populations in US, with emphasis on inequities stemming from socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, access to healthcare services, and other macro level factors. Faculty from multiple departments within Arnold School of Public Health and units across campus including College of Nursing and School of Medicine.
Supports and develops sustainable rural and primary care education and health care delivery in South Carolina through clinical practice, training and research. Strives for a future where all South Carolinians have access to high value, quality health care.
Independent entity with mission to collectively inform policy to improve health and health care. Serves as informed, nonpartisan convener and provider of evidence-based information relevant to policy decisions and other actions impacting the health and well-being of all South Carolinians. Member of National Network of Public Health Institutes.
A statewide pediatric clinical trials network funded by a National Institute of Health (NIH) grant to boost participation in research for children and families across South Carolina. Particular emphasis on clinical research to better understand and improve health outcomes for children and families living in rural and medically underserved areas of the state.