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The South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH) is a non-profit organization with a mission to close the gap in health status and life expectancy between rural and urban communities in the Palmetto State. SCORH has been promoting investment, opportunity and health within rural communities since 1991.

Funding opportunities

Excellence in PCMH Award

The South Carolina Office of Rural Health has partnered with the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to provide additional funding for practices who have been recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).

Up to 10 primary care practices with current NCQA PCMH recognition are eligible for awards up to $20,000. The South Carolina Medical Association is offering a similar opportunity for 10 primary care practices working with that organization. Funding priority will be given to practices demonstrating a commitment to caring for the Medicaid population.

Applications are due November 15, 2021, and should be emailed to Lindsay Williams at


Coalition Development Grant

Strong leadership, effective coalitions, a clear vision and deep understanding of community issues are hallmarks of strong, resilient communities in rural places across the country. The SC Office of Rural Health and Wholespire have teamed up to advance a comprehensive, equitable approache to healthier communities, with funding and support provided by the BlueCross© BlueShield© of South Carolina Foundation, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

This funding opportunity is designed to build or enhance local community coalitions or leaders and further their understanding of what works to make lasting changes, and to provide capital to help in the execution of local community projects or initiatives.


Teaming Up For Health Outcomes

The SC Office of Rural Health and Wholespire (formerly Eat Smart, Move More SC) are teaming up to award mini-grants to healthy eating and active living projects that support policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes. Grantees will receive technical assistance to help complete projects and to connect with other existing local community health initiatives. Mini-grants up to $5,000 will be awarded each year, from 2021 through 2024, with an application deadline each July.

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