March is Women’s History Month, and March 24 is World TB Day, so it’s a great time for us to recognize one of South Carolina’s public health pioneers, Ruth Dodd.Continue reading
Category Archives: Public Health
DHEC Promotes National Poison Prevention Week
DHEC is joining others across the country to promote National Poison Prevention Week.Continue reading
Follow your kidney health during National Kidney Month
As many as 90 percent of Americans who have chronic kidney disease (CKD) don’t know they have it until it’s advanced.
March is National Kidney Month, and DHEC is encouraging everyone to follow their kidney health closely. DHEC recognizes the significant roles health care professionals, renal dialysis facilities and those living with CKD play in the awareness of kidney disease.Continue reading
DHEC Joins Team South Carolina to Prepare & Respond to Hurricane Ian
Sept. 26 – Oct. 1, 2022
Before Hurricane Ian ever made landfall in South Carolina, DHEC’s team of dedicated employees began to prepare for the storm’s anticipated impact.Continue reading
#WorldHepatitisDay Focuses on Need for Urgency in the Fight Against Viral Hepatitis
“I can’t wait.” That’s the theme the World Hepatitis Alliance has chosen for World Hepatitis Day, July 28. The intent is to highlight the need to accelerate the fight against viral hepatitis, the importance of testing and treatment, and to amplify the voices of people affected by calling for immediate action and the end of stigma and discrimination.
In our state, we declare that South Carolina Can’t Wait!Continue reading