Our Impact

The center grew out of a partnership between the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the state's Department of Health and Human Services. The USC School of Medicine established the S.C. Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare in 2017 in an effort to expand programs for training, recruiting and retaining primary care physicians in South Carolina’s rural and underserved areas as well as enhance service to rural patients.

The center is supported in its mission by an advisory committee with broad representation from key stakeholders supporting rural and primary health care in South Carolina, including the South Carolina Office of Rural Health, the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and the S.C. Primary Healthcare Association as well as state educational institutions and community representatives.

Our Impact

  • 29 committed rural practitioners in the Rural Loan Forgiveness Program for medical, physician assistant, and advance practice registered nurse students
  • 5 new partner library systems across the state providing community outreach and health improvement services in rural areas
  • 6 awarded rural Innovations Cooperative Agreements in 2020
  • 2 new pharmacy residencies focused in family medicine integration and infectious diseases
  • 12 programs supported by iCARE

Our Service Sites

Map CRPH Service Sites

 

2020 Impact Report

 

Impact Report 2019

 

Center Overview one pager

 

Rural residency support one pager

 

Residency success one pager

 

iCARE one pager

 

Educational partnerships and workforce development one pager

 

iCARE success one pager

 

Innovations one pager

 

Research and evaluation one pager

 

rural innovations success one pager

 

Libraries and health one pager

 

Rural practice loan forgiveness one pager

 

Research and evaluation success one pager