Coronavirus hero: Meet Lottie Lewis

Before the coronavirus pandemic began, Lottie Lewis and the Allendale Rural Arts Team were collecting letters from residents about what they love about their community, and things they’d like to change. They had planned to hold a June gathering in which the letters...
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...