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

  • 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 ...
  • Annual state public water system report – calendar year 2018 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    Each quarter, primacy agencies submit data to the Safe Drinking Water Information System, an automated database maintained by the Environmental Protection Agency. The data submitted include, but are not limited to, PWS ...
  • 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.
  • I was exposed to Hepatitis A, now what? 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-05)
    This paper answers these questions: Who is at risk? ; What are the symptoms? ; What if I have symptoms? ; How can I protect myself? ; Where do I get a vaccine? ; A family member or friend has hepatitis A. What do I do?
  • I have Hepatitis A, now what? 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-05)
    This paper answers these questions: What is hepatitis A? ; How is hepatitis A spread? ; How can I keep other people from getting sick? ; When am I contagious? ; What are some of the symptoms? ; What if someone I know has ...
  • Retail food establishments frequently asked questions : pets and other animals 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-05-24)
    This paper answers these questions: Are pets or comfort animals allowed in restaurants & grocery stores? ; What is a “service animal”? ; Can I take a pet or any comfort animal into a store that has a large pet supply ...
  • Estamos protegiendo nuestra familia 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-05)
    The flu vaccine is the best protection against the flu. The flu can be very serious for young children, older adults and people with health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart disease. You can get your flu vaccine ...
  • Vacunatión para guardía información para padres : Requisitos de vacunación para guardería en Carolina del Sur 2019–2020 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-05)
    Childcare includes nursery or preschool programs (4K and younger) or any licensed childcare center. Children enrolled in childcare must be up to date on the following shots based on their age: Hepatitis B, DTaP (whooping ...
  • Childcare immunization info for parents : South Carolina childcare immunization requirements 2019–2020 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-05)
    Childcare includes nursery or preschool programs (4K and younger) or any licensed childcare center. Children enrolled in childcare must be up to date on the following shots based on their age: Hepatitis B, DTaP (whooping ...
  • 5K-12 immunization info for parents : South Carolina school immunization requirements 2019–2020 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2019-05)
    Students enrolled in grades 5K to 12 in both public and private schools must be up-to-date on the following shots based on their grade level: Hepatitis B, DTaP (tetanus, whooping cough), Polio, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), ...

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