Working toward equity

Working toward equity

At the South Carolina Office of Rural Health, we believe that every resident of South Carolina should be able to prosper, regardless of their race, zip code or income level. We are outraged by the deaths of George Floyd and countless others who have been the victims...
Meet Phyllis Smart, a coronavirus hero

Meet Phyllis Smart, a coronavirus hero

Phyllis Smart is leading the charge to feed the residents of Allendale County, where the rate of food insecurity is the highest in South Carolina. Even before COVID-19, 24.1% of adults and 26.9% of children were food insecure in Allendale County, according to 2017...

SCORH joins Healthy Palmetto Leadership Council

The South Carolina Office of Rural Health joins 20 other South Carolina organizations to form the new Healthy Palmetto Leadership Council. Darlene Lynch, director of community health transformation for SCORH, will represent our office on the council. The purpose of...
Meet Dr. Luis Vega, a coronavirus hero

Meet Dr. Luis Vega, a coronavirus hero

Dr. Luis R. Vega is a family medicine specialist who has been practicing in Hampton, SC, for almost 20 years. When tornadoes ripped through the county on April 13, Dr. Vega knew it would be devastating for his community, which was already feeling the impacts of the...

A letter from our CEO as we face coronavirus together

As we come to the end of a historic week in South Carolina, I’d like to offer a word of thanks to our rural partners across the state. For the healthcare workers in rural hospitals, clinics and practices, we know you’ve been at the forefront of the public...

Coronavirus resources for rural providers

With several cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) under investigation in South Carolina, the South Carolina Office of Rural Health has curated these resources from global, federal and state agencies. These resources provide guidance for healthcare workers, recommendations...