News

Tue, 03/29/2022 - 12:14pm
22 March 2022, Columbia, SC — The South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare (SC CRPH) announces awards to four new projects in library systems across South Carolina to increase access to high-value, quality healthcare. These new projects will expand the Libraries and Health program to increase access to health and supportive social services among underserved communities. The 2022-2023 awardees are Abbeville Public Library System (…
Tue, 01/25/2022 - 2:58pm
MEGAN WEIS SELECTED TO BECOME RILEY FELLOW Megan Weis, DrPH, MPH, MCHES© of the SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare joins a network of more than 2,400 leaders committed to creating social and economic progress in South Carolina. Dr. Megan Weis of the SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare joins other distinguished leaders from across South Carolina to participate in the Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI), an award-winning program of…
Thu, 01/13/2022 - 2:28pm
The C-MOR project is an international research project led by the University of Nicosia Medical School with the purpose of creating a reference dataset about COVID-19 mortality. The main goals are to create open access data, global coverage, and the creation of a public platform for result sharing. The findings of the project help decision-makers understand the implications of the virus and how to respond to the pandemic.  The Center for Rural…
Wed, 12/08/2021 - 8:43am
The South Carolina Public Health Association (SCPHA) and the South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare (CRPH) are pleased to announce Samuel Baxter, PhD, MPH has been selected as the recipient of the SCPHA-CRPH All of US Research Fellowship.  Samuel L. K. Baxter, PhD, MPH, is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Public Health Sciences Department at Clemson University. His research and work centers on neighborhood and social factors that…
Wed, 11/10/2021 - 12:43pm
Each year, 10 to 15 highly motivated individuals are selected as National Rural Health Association (NRHA) Fellows. The fellowship is a yearlong, intensive training program that develops leaders who can articulate a clear and compelling vision for rural America. These individuals have proven their dedication to improving the health of rural Americans through their educational or professional experience. The goal of the program is to educate and …
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…