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

  • Statewide PrEP provider directory 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-10-25)
    PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is the use of anti-HIV medications to keep HIV negative people from becoming infected. PrEP is approved by the FDA and has been shown to be safe and effective at preventing HIV infection. ...
  • Rabies and bats in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-17)
    This sheet tells about rabies in bats, how to prevent rabies and dealing with exposure to rabies.
  • Rabies in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-09-17)
    This sheet tells about rabid animals, rabies prevention and dealing with exposure to rabies.
  • داخل منزلك اكتشف الأخطار الخفية داخل منزلك 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-07)
    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.
  • Protect yourself against syphilis 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-08)
    Syphilis is a highly contagious sexually transmitted infection that can cause serious health problems if not treated. Syphilis is on the rise in South Carolina in many high-risk groups. DHEC is working to prevent the spread ...
  • Opioid prescriptions in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Bureau of Drug Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-10)
    South Carolina Reporting & Identification Prescription Tracking System (SCRIPTS) was mandated by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2006. It requires dispensers to submit to DHEC, by electronic means, information ...
  • Drug overdose deaths South Carolina 2018 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    This report describes fatal drug overdose deaths that occurred in South Carolina in 2018. Data were derived from death certificates registered with the Department of Health and Environmental Control Vital Statistics and ...
  • Opioid mortality and selected trends : 2018 South Carolina overdose mortality data 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    Deaths due to drug overdose as well as deaths due to opioids have both been steadily increasing in South Carolina as these statistics show.
  • Emergency operations plan 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-06)
    This plan establishes standards and procedures for DHEC and assigns responsibilities for delivering emergency environmental and health services to the citizens and visitors of South Carolina in the event of either man-made ...
  • Nicotine and the escalating risk of addiction for youth 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-07)
    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 ...
  • Creating 100 percent tobacco-free schools in South Carolina : a school administrator's guide to policy implementation 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-04)
    This guide is designed to help in developing or expanding a tobacco-free school policy. Implementation sections to assist you at each stage include: Sample Timeline, Sample Implementation Checklists, Communications Strategies, ...
  • Quick guide for planning a retail food establishment 2019 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    This Quick Guide for Planning a Retail Food Establishment is: Intended to aid the owner and the food industry, equipment dealers, architect, engineers, consultant and others with Regulation 61-25 requirements ; Designed ...
  • South Carolina 2019 list of reportable conditions 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Bureau of Disease Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-06)
    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.
  • Feed your future South Carolina 

    South Carolina WIC (South Carolina State Library, 2019-05)
    This shows how WIC can help and who it can help. Also included are WIC income eligibility guidelines.
  • A public report providing statistics compiled from all abortions reported to DHEC 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    This report contains the data reported to SC DHEC, Vital Statistics, for abortions performed in South Carolina in 2018.
  • Suicide and self-inflicted injuries in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2016)
    This gives a snapshot of statistics on suicide in South Carolina in 2016.
  • E-cigarettes/ENDS 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-07)
    This paper tells what you need to know about E-Cigarettes and other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS).
  • Footnotes : S.C. DHEC newborn screening newsletter 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-05-19)
    These publications will include helpful tips for specimen collection, submission, follow-up contact information for DHEC NBS staff, and an educational section on specific disorders found on the newborn screening panel.
  • Burden of diabetes in South Carolina, 1999 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; Huang, Youjie; Zheng, Deyi; Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina (South Carolina State Library, 1999)
    This report by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina is a description of the impact of diabetes, including trends, disparities, and long-range ...
  • Immunization Information System (IIS) Replacement Project 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-05)
    DHEC’s Division of Immunizations is replacing the South Carolina Immunization (SCI) Registry with SIMON the Statewide Immunization Online Network.

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