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

  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • PACES : Partnerships for Active Children in Elementary Schools 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-08)
    in South Carolina, the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health and College of Education and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control partnered with elementary schools in one ...
  • HPV vaccination among adolescents and adults in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-06)
    The HPV vaccination is a form of primary cancer prevention, and the vaccine is recommended for all males and females ages 11–26 but may be given as early as age 9. Work is being done both on a state and national level to ...
  • Important information for providers : hepatitis A outbreak prevention 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-08)
    Hepatitis A outbreaks are occurring in many high-risk groups across the country. DHEC is working to prevent Hepatitis A outbreaks in South Carolina.
  • Help DHEC monitor influenza in our state and nation : enroll to be an ILINET partner today! 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-07)
    The U.S. Outpatient Influenza-Like Illness Surveillance Network (ILINet) is a voluntary surveillance system which collects information from healthcare professionals about patient visits in outpatient settings. This ...
  • Evaluación del recién nacido Para la salud de su bebé 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-07)
    This brochure, printed in Spanish, will explain what newborn screening is, what health problems (disorders) your baby is tested for, and what to do if any of these problems are found.
  • Cancer prevention through HPV vaccination : an action guide for small private practices 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-07)
    A private doctor's practice has the power to make a lasting impact on human papillomavirus vaccination and help reduce the HPV cancer burden in your community. The HPV vaccine is a powerful tool to prevent multiple cancers, ...
  • Cancer prevention through HPV vaccination : an action guide for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018-07)
    With the HPV vaccine, you have the power to prevent cancer, yet HPV vaccination rates lag behind those of other preteen vaccines. HPV causes about 31,500 cases of cancer in men and women each year in the U.S.i Nearly all ...

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