The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Public Health area publishes a variety of documents on health regulation, client services, preventive services, and public health preparedness.

Recent Submissions

  • Nicotine and the escalating risk of addiction for youth 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2022-06-28)
    Youth e-cigarette use has risen dramatically in South Carolina in the last three years, surpassing the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products for the first time. This is a major public health concern. Youth use of ...
  • Medical needs shelters : a preparedness guide 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2022-06-17)
    This brochure explains what a special medical needs shelter is, who can use it, what you will need to take with you to the shelter and how to plan ahead for a medical emergency.
  • How increasing access to local EMS data improved overdose prevention and response 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2022-06-28)
    South Carolina integrated EMS data on non-fatal suspected drug overdoses statewide with the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP). Local jurisdictions have used ODMAP to identify overdose hotspots, track ...
  • Hospital Infections Disclosure Act (HIDA) 2020 annual report to the General Assembly 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2021-11)
    Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections that are acquired in healthcare settings or as a result of medical procedures. In an effort to address HAIs and promote transparency in healthcare across South Carolina, ...
  • E-cigarettes/ENDS 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2022-06-28)
    This paper tells what you need to know about E-Cigarettes and other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS).
  • Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention : who we are and what we do 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2022-06-07)
    This describes the activities of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention.
  • Refugio para individuos con necesidades médicas : guía de preparación 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2022-07-21)
    This brochure explains what a special medical needs shelter is, who can use it, what you will need to take with you to the shelter and how to plan ahead for a medical emergency.
  • A clinician’s guide to identifying and diagnosing Monkeypox (MPX) 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2022-07)
    This paper describes, with pictures, the symptoms of Monkeypox.
  • What you need to know about Monkeypox (MPX) 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2022-07-26)
    This paper answers the questions: What is MPX, what are the symptoms of MPX, what if I think I have MPX, how do I get MPX and how can I prevent MPX.
  • A public report providing statistics compiled from all abortions reported to DHEC 2021 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2022-06-27)
    SC Code of Law 44-41-60 requires that all abortions performed in the state be reported to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environment Control (SC DHEC). This report contains the data reported to SC DHEC, Vital ...
  • Interim report of expenditures on COVID‐19 funds summary as of 05/31/2022 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2022-05-31)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Health and Environmental Control during the COVID pandemic
  • Act 116 COVID-19 response account SCDHEC expenditures as of 05/31/22 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2022-05-31)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Health and Environmental Control’s allocation from the CARES Act.
  • Anderson County Health Dept. 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2022-06)
    This brochure describes the services available at the Anderson County Health Department.
  • Confirmed HPAI in dead vultures (Charleston County) 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2022-05)
    A recent mass die-off of wild vultures in Charleston County included some birds that tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), which can cause illness in people.
  • 2021 annual report 

    South Carolina Prescription Drug Monitoring Program; South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2022-05)
    The South Carolina Prescription Monitoring Program (SC PMP) became fully operational on February 1, 2008. The purpose of the PMP is to improve the state’s ability to identify and stop diversion of prescription drugs in an ...
  • Interim report of expenditures on COVID‐19 funds summary as of 04/29/2022 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2022-04-29)
    This details the expenditures of the Department of Health and Environmental Control during the COVID pandemic
  • South Carolina 2022 list of reportable conditions 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Bureau of Disease Control (South Carolina State Library, 2022-05-12)
    This is a list of diseases and conditions that must, by law, be reported by physicians and health care professionals to their local public health department.
  • DHEC bird call guidance 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2022-05)
    This gives drop off locations for testing birds suspected of having West Nile virus. It includes address information for Environmental Affairs regional offices as well as public health county offices. Included is a ...
  • Diabetes in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2021-05)
    This sheet gives statistics on people with diabetes in South Carolina. It covers diabetes death, hospitalization and cost of diabetes and diabetes risk and complications.
  • Retail food establishments : date marking guide 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2022-03)
    This guide provides information on date marking requirements that apply to ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety foods.

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