Our Office

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.

Like its peer organizations in each state, SCORH is the sole organization in South Carolina that is federally designated to address the health needs in rural communities. SCORH works with local, state and national partners to:
• increase access to quality health care,
• improve the social determinants that contribute to a community’s overall health, and
• connect available resources across the state with local needs in rural communities.

To accomplish these goals, SCORH:
• provides technical and financial assistance to healthcare providers,
• advocates to local and state leaders to encourage rural-friendly policy, and
• invests in educational activities and health programs at the local level

With 27 percent of our state’s residents living in rural areas, SCORH believes in preserving the unique character of rural communities without compromising their opportunities and access to critical services.

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