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2017 Health Data Symposium

On October 5, 2017, the Office of Public Health Statistics hosted the 2nd annual DHEC Health Data Symposium. This year's theme was, "Data: The Catalyst for Action". The purpose of the event was to provide examples of how DHEC data has been used to directly impact the health of the citizens of the Palmetto State. This was done via panel and poster presentations. Attendees from SC DHEC, colleges and universities, as well as non-profits and community organizations participated.

You can view the agenda here and photos from the event here.

Panel Presentations

Opioid Epidemic in SC
SC Birth Outcomes Initiative
Lead Surveillance in SC

Poster Awards

1st Place
Fruits and Veggies - Are WIC Kids Getting Enough?
(1) Division of WIC Services, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; (2) Division of Population Health, Bureau of Health Improvement and Equity, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
2nd Place
Are there Geographic or Site-Specific Trends in Adult Elevated Blood Lead Levels in South Carolina?
(1) Furman University Department of Health Sciences; (2) Division of Surveillance, Bureau of Public Health Statistics, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
3rd Place
HIV community viral load trends in South Carolina

Poster Presentation Winners

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place

Other Poster Presentations

State and County-Level Smoking-Attributable Mortality in South Carolina
(1) Department of Health Services Policy and Management, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
Understanding the Adversity of Parental Incarceration to Promote Child Health and Well-Being
(1) Children's Trust of South Carolina (2) Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
Accelerating Progress: Identifying Counties with Greatest Burden Associated with Teen Births
(1) South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
South Carolina Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Prehospital Stroke Patient Timeline and Transport Cost
(1) SC Bureau of EMS, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; (2) EMS Performance Improvement Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Rural-urban differences in exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) among South Carolina adults
(1) South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina; (2) Children's Trust of South Carolina
Does Living in a Food Desert Increase the Risk of Elevated Blood Lead Levels from Housing-Based Exposures?
(1) Furman University Department of Health Sciences; (2) Division of Surveillance, Bureau of Public Health Statistics, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Epidemiology of Patients meeting the South Carolina Prehospital Sepsis Care Protocol
(1) Bureau of EMS, S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control; (2) EMS Performance Improvement Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Academic Performance in SC Children
(1) Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
Mother's Previous Birth Experience, Behavior during Pregnancy and Having Premature Birth: A cross-sectional Analysis of South Carolina PRAMS Survey, 2004-2013
(1) Health Services Policy and Management, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
No Rest for the Depressed: A 2016 SC BRFSS Analysis
(1) Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of South Carolina; (2) University of Eastern Michigan School of Nursing
Trends in socio-economic and racial disparity in birth outcomes in South Carolina: Evidence from PRAMS data
(1) Health Services Policy and Management, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
Longitudinal Trends in Substance Use Disorder Hospitalizations among Military Health System Beneficiaries in South Carolina, 2000-2014
(1) College of Social Work, University of South Carolina; (2) Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina; (3) Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University; (4) Clinical Support Division, Defense Health Agency, U.S. Department of Defense
Concentrated Disadvantage in South Carolina: Pregnancy Behaviors and Birth Outcomes, 2013-2015
(1) Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; (2) Division of Population Health, Bureau of Health Improvement and Equity, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; (3) Division of Biostatistics, Bureau of Public Health Statistics, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Descriptive Analysis of Breast Cancer Surgery Trends, South Carolina, 2005-2013
(1) SC Central Cancer Registry, Office of Public Health Statistics, SC DHEC; (2) Haitian Ministry of Public Health