National Public Health Week April 2-8, 2018
National Public Health Week is celebrated each year during the first full week of April. It is a time to recognize the contributions of public health and to highlight important issues affecting the well-being of citizens in South Carolina and other communities across the United States
S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is hosting events across its health regions to celebrate the importance of public health in the communities it serves. The events are open to the public and include a variety of activities.
Want to get involved? Attend one of these events, find out more about National Public Health Week or sign the pledge to join Generation Public Health.
Schedule of Events
Monday, April 2:
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lowcountry Region: MUSC National Public Health Week Kickoff. DHEC representatives will have a table set up to share information about DHEC programs.
Location: Medical Greenway District, Charleston
Tuesday, April 3:
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Midlands Region/Aiken: Open House. Community partners and the public are invited. Free testing (all day): HIV and Syphilis only.
Location: 222 Beaufort St. NE, Aiken, SC 29801
All Day Event
Midlands Region/Saluda: Open House. Molina Health and PASOS will be available to talk to clients. Also, free STD testing will be available to Public Health clients who already have appointments.
Location: 613 Newberry Hwy., Saluda, SC 29138
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Midlands Region/Newberry: Open House. Grand re-opening. The public is invited to learn about what the health department does.
Location: 2111 Wilson Road Newberry, SC 29108
All Day Event
Midlands Region/Rock Hill: Free STD testing. A resource table will be available with information on DHEC programs and other information.
Location: 1070 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill, SC 29732
All Day Event
Midlands Region/Edgefield: Free STD testing for clients.
Location: 21 Star Road, Edgefield, SC 29824
Wednesday, April 4:
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Midlands Region/York: Women and children safety. Police officers will be on hand to talk about safety. Food demonstrations will also be provided.
Location: 116 N. Congress St., York, SC 29745
Thursday, April 5:
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lowcountry Region: WIC Mobile Unit Tour. Come tour the WIC Mobile Unit.
Location: Goose Creek Public Health Clinic, 106 Westview Blvd., Goose Creek
Midlands Region/Chester: Highlighting services each day for National Public Health Week.
Location: 129 Wylie St., Chester, SC 29706
Midlands Region/Lexington: Customer Appreciation Week.
Location: 1070-B South Lake Drive, Lexington, SC 29073
Pee Dee Region: "Did You Know DHEC Does…." Poster Board Event. Each health department in the region will display a unique poster board in the lobby highlighting a Public Health service DHEC provides that may be unknown to the public.
DHEC Health Department Finder Application