South Carolina's RCORP Communities

We are collaborating between sectors and across the state to address substance use disorder (SUD) and opioid use disorder (OUD) in South Carolina’s rural communities.

About

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 130 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose. The South Carolina Office of Rural Health is working to better understand the needs of rural communities in the midst of this crisis. In addition to addressing opioid use disorder (OUD) and substance use disorder (SUD) among rural residents, there is an increasing need to address the co-occurrence of HIV and Hepatitis C among persons who inject drugs. In September 2019, SCORH was awarded a three-year implementation grant through the federal Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP). RCORP brings together a consortium of partners to integrate behavioral health care, primary care, and the treatment of infectious diseases to decrease morbidity and mortality associated with SUD/OUD, HIV, and Hepatitis C.

Did you know?

In South Carolina, five million prescriptions for opioid pain killers are filled every year – more than one prescription for every person in our state.

Beaufort

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Lancaster

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Georgetown

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Orangeburg

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Program Contact

Jessica Seel joined the South Carolina Office of Rural Health in 2018 as the workforce program manager. She currently serves as Director of Behavioral Health Initiatives & Workforce Development.

In her role as Director of Behavioral Health Initiatives, Jessica leads SCORH’s efforts to eliminate barriers to mental healthcare and
reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and substance use within rural communities.

Contact Jessica

Meet our community team