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Grant Recipients

American Heart Association Mid-Atlantic Region

This project will interview food stamp recipients in rural communities to understand food shopping behaviors and their utilization of dollar stores and other non-traditional food outlets.

Healthy Learners

This project will allow for a mass health screening of children (K-12) in Dillon county, including vision, dental, asthma and hearing. Data from this pilot will be used to determine how many children have unmet healthcare needs that would not be identified without this screening approach.

Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc.

This project will pilot providing outreach, behavioral health screenings and connection to treatment for youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness at Richland Northeast High School who are not geographically close to the downtown Youth Drop-In Center.

United Way Association of South Carolina, Inc.

This project supports the SC Counts Collaborative, which is a collective effort to increase the number of “Hard-to-Count” individuals participating in the 2020 census with the aim of increasing the accuracy of information used for federal funding allocations and public health research.

United Way of the Piedmont

This project will equip six local nonprofit organizations with tools and techniques to introduce, implement and evaluate a new approach to working with clients using behavioral change techniques in order to shift from rewarding ‘crisis’ behavior to rewarding choices that can help clients progress to better stability for their families.

Children's Trust of South Carolina

This project will begin to cultivate a list of informed policies and practices to advance race equity and inclusion for organizations across the state to adopt and implement. This list will be promoted through the South Carolina Race Equity and Inclusion Partnership.

Fact Forward

This project will improve adolescent reproductive health by developing a more specific and tailored professional development strategy for pediatric care providers, based on barriers, attitudes and capacity, leading to more consistent implementation of best practices.

Midlands Housing Alliance

This project will evaluate the impact of utilizing home health care providers onsite as needed for medically fragile residents, who would otherwise not be able to stay at Transitions. Transitions continues to see an increase in complex health needs of the homeless population in the Midlands.

SC Thrive

This project will support efforts to better coordinate needed health resources for veterans and military families in local communities through the development of a statewide action plan for veteran-serving organizations across South Carolina.

South Carolina Alliance of YMCAs

This project seeks to understand how the YMCAs can prevent chronic disease by accelerating their potential as an extension to health care services and maximize their capacity to provide evidence-based health interventions through key informant interviews with health care providers and community focus groups.

South Carolina Office of Rural Health

This project will pilot providing social work services through rural libraries in several communities across the state. Social workers will connect individuals to community health resources and address social determinants of health.