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SCPHA-CRPH
Thu, 10/14/2021 - 10:08am
The South Carolina Public Health Association (SCPHA) and the South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare (CRPH) are pleased to announce the establishment of the SCPHA-CRPH All of US Research Fellowship. This Fellowship will support a first-time or early career researcher or a researcher from a community underrepresented in biomedical research to conduct a research project focusing on South Carolina. The Fellowship award includes a $…
CRPH Announces 2021 Innovations Awards
Thu, 07/29/2021 - 10:42am
The South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare (CRPH) announces awards to five projects for the 2021 Rural Innovations Cooperative Agreement Program. The Center supports and manages the competitive program, which identifies and supports projects that address unmet needs or efforts to improve health in rural communities. More broadly, the program is dedicated to investing in innovative solutions and best practices that can be spread…
Map of SC Pharmacies and Access
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 11:56am
A project funded by the South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare (CRPH) is working to identify areas in South Carolina with limited access to community pharmacies. The study is part of an effort to increase access to immunizations and improve pandemic preparedness. With support from the CRPH, which is based in the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia, a team of researchers from the UofSC College of Pharmacy…
Courtney Vandermeersch Headshot
Fri, 03/12/2021 - 10:24am
Courtney Vandermeersch sees the light at the end of tunnel as she nears completion of an arduous four years of study that will prepare her for an impactful role serving in a rural South Carolina community. Vandermeersch is reaching the finish line to a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia. She and her classmates are awaiting Match Day on March 19 to learn where they will spend the next four…
Qian headshot
Tue, 12/15/2020 - 10:21am
SC CRPH congratulates Qian Huang, PhD-Candidate and outstanding GIS graduate assistant, for being selected as a 2021 Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Community Fellow.  ESIP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, volunteer and community-driven organization that advances the use of Earth science data through meetings and virtual collaborations around 30+ Earth science data related topics. ESIP Community Fellows are graduate students interested in…
Raina McKenzie
Fri, 11/06/2020 - 3:33pm
When third-year PA student Raina McKenzie started her graduate studies at the University of South Carolina back in 2019, she knew she wanted to one day return to her small hometown of Kingstree, SC to work and serve her community. What she did not know, was that a significant portion of her student loans could be forgiven to do exactly that. Raina McKenzie After listening to a guest speaker in class, McKenzie learned about the South Carolina…
Person in library getting help
Thu, 10/08/2020 - 10:10am
The South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare announces awards to five projects centered in rural library systems across South Carolina to increase access to high value, quality healthcare. “We are proud to work with local libraries and their partners,” Dr. Kevin Bennett, Director of the Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare, said. “Our primary goal is to help improve rural residents’ access to quality healthcare. Relying on…
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:19am
The SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare in collaboration with the South Carolina Office of Rural Health awarded 15 rural health clinics and practices with micro-grants Small rural practices and clinics are an invaluable asset to rural communities, but are often faced with unique challenges due to locality.  Rural practices may experience limited operational constraints due to barriers to technology, medical equipment and resources, or…
Jessica Purser Presenting
Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:13am
Jessica Purser, PhD-Candidate in ASPH Health Services Policy and Management program, presents poster, Provider Distance and Adverse Birth Outcomes in Teen Pregnancies in South Carolina  at the NRHA's Annual Rural Health Conference Jessica Purser is a graduate assistant within the SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare.  This May, she presented research on adolescent adverse birth outcomes (low birth weight, preterm birth, or the two combined…
Second-year student Kylie Stevens (pictured with School of Medicine dean Les Hall) is a recipient of the Rural Health Student Recruitment Loan, which encourages health profession students to pursue rural practice.
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 1:32pm
Second-year student Kylie Stevens (pictured with School of Medicine dean Les Hall) is a recipient of the Rural Health Student Recruitment Loan, which encourages health profession students to pursue rural practice.   When second-year medical student Kylie Stevens started medical school, she wasn’t sure what specialty she wanted to pursue, but an email from the School of Medicine’s financial aid coordinator quickly focused her direction.…