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Established in 1973 from the merger of the State Board of Health and the Pollution Control Agency, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is responsible for public health and environment in the state.

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  • South Carolina mental health health professional shortage areas (HPSA) by category 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-08-30)
    This map of South Carolina depicts mental health care shortages in the state.
  • South Carolina dental health professional shortage areas (HPSA) by category 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-08-30)
    This map of South Carolina depicts dental care shortages in the state.
  • Flu watch : MMWR Week 38: September 16 to September 22, 2018 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09-22)
    This gives statistics about influenza in South Carolina on a weekly basis. Included is geographic spread, virologic surveillance, influenza-associated hospitalizations and deaths and influenza-like illness surveillance.
  • Flu watch : MMWR Week 37: September 9 to September 15, 2018 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09-15)
    This gives statistics about influenza in South Carolina on a weekly basis. Included is geographic spread, virologic surveillance, influenza-associated hospitalizations and deaths and influenza-like illness surveillance.
  • What can be recycled in Abbeville County? 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09)
    This sheet gives locations of recycling centers in Abbeville County and lists items that can be recycled there.
  • Food guide 

    South Carolina WIC Program (South Carolina State Library, 2018-08)
    This brochure in English and Spanish explains the South Carolina WIC Program, describing what foods are and aren't allowed and how to use WIC checks.
  • Protect your child's smile from birth to age 3 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-10)
    This document gives tips on dental care for infants from birth to 3 years old. Included are tips for a healthy mouth, how to make toothbrushing fun, keeping your preschooler's smile safe at home and at school and taking ...
  • Zika prevention 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09)
    Zika is a disease primarily spread by mosquitoes, but it may also be spread by sexual contact with someone who is infected or from a pregnant woman to her fetus. This sheet gives Zika symptoms, how to prevent mosquito ...
  • It's a short distance to a wide gap in life expectancy 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    These maps show areas of life expectancy in various counties and cities in South Carolina.
  • Are you or someone you know HIV positive & not in care? 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-09)
    This brochure explains the THRICE Program and provides telephone numbers for regional HIV medical providers.
  • Trident capacity use area groundwater evaluation for permitting year 2018 

    Berezowska, Amira; South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Bureau of Water (South Carolina State Library, 2017-11)
    The Trident Area Groundwater Management Plan was developed and accepted on May 12th, 2017. The plan’s intent is to provide direction for future groundwater management and protection by evaluating the hydrogeologic, ...
  • Feed your future South Carolina 

    South Carolina WIC (South Carolina State Library, 2018-07)
    This shows how WIC can help and who it can help. Also included are WIC income eligibility guidelines.
  • WIC is coming to YOU! 

    South Carolina WIC Program (South Carolina State Library, 2018-07)
    The new WIC mobile unit can provide full WIC services in a convenient location for you and your family in a shorter time and without sitting in a waiting room! Mothers of infants and children ages 1-5 and pregnant and ...
  • Residential well disinfection 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-08)
    This brochure describes how to disinfect a well. It also lists address information for environmental quality control regional offices.
  • Regulation development update 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-08-24)
    DHEC produces this Regulation Development Update within one business day of publication of the South Carolina State Register (the fourth Friday of each month). The Update reports DHEC’s regulation development activity, ...
  • DHEC Public Health Laboratory newborn screening update 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-08)
    DHEC Public Health Laboratory will implement Specimen Gate electronic Newborn Screening Laboratory Reporting during the 4th quarter of 2018. This paper shows how you can enroll in the new program.
  • PrEPMeSC : is PrEP right for you? 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-07)
    This sheet discusses the questions: what is PrEP, how does it work, who should consider PrEP, how do I pay for PrEP, and how do I get started.
  • Prediabetes in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-05)
    This sheet discusses the questions: what is prediabetes, how many people in South Carolina have prediabetes, who is at risk for prediabetes in SC, how is prediabetes diagnosed, who should be tested for prediabetes, who has ...
  • Look out for lead : finding hidden dangers in your home 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-07)
    This brochure answers the questions: what are some possible sources of lead, how does lead get into my child’s body, what can I do to prevent lead poisoning.
  • Keep your butts out of our rivers & ocean! 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-08)
    Cigarette butts continue to rank among the top most common types of marine debris found worldwide. The Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium and its partners are implementing the Grand Strand Cigarette Litter ...

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