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School of Medicine Columbia

Research, Evaluation, and Learning

The research and evaluation division conducts detailed analyses of rural health care resources in South Carolina to examine the interplay of factors in health care delivery and outcomes. The division also supports the evaluation of other programs sponsored by the S.C. Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare including collaborative grants focused on rural health innovations in collaboration with other health sciences schools and state agencies.  The SCCRPH research team has developed the new SC Rural Healthcare Resource Dashboard to provide communities with data needed to make decisions, implement programs, and target specific areas of need.

Resource Library

Document Type Title Author(s) File Type Keywords
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Tools & Guide CRPH Rural Definition Guide SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare PDF rural, definition,
White paper What is Rural? Samantha Renaud, Kevin Bennett PDF rural, definition
Tools & Guides Census Bureau Data Tutorial Jessica Purser PDF census bureau, american community survey 
Brief Measuring Access to Obstetric Services in South Carolina Kevin J. Bennett, Jessica Purser, Charles Carter, Michele Stanek PDF obstetric services, obstetric access, obsetric provider distances
Brief Rural-Urban Trends in Number of Physicians by Type of Practice Organization Charity B. Breneman, Janice C. Probst, Elizabeth Crouch, Jan M. Eberth PDF rural hospital closure
 Brief Through the Eyes of Rural Healthcare Providers: Pespectives of Changes to Practice Ownership and Management Rural & Minority Health Research Center PDF rural practice ownership and management, hospital closure
Presentation Provider Distance and Adverse Birth Outcomes in teen Pregnancies in South Carolina  Jessica Purser

Poster [PDF]

Handout [PDF]

adverse birth outcomes, teen pregnancy
Presentation The Association of a Rural Hospital Closure with 30-Day Post Hospital Discharge mortality from Selected Conditions Melinda A. Merrell, Janice Probst, Kevin Bennett, Bankole Olatosi, Jeffrey Hall


rural hospital closure
Presentation Home & Guns: Rural-Urban Differences in Firearm Storage Janice C. Probst, Jan M. Eberth, Kevin Bennett, Elizabeth Crouch


Tools & Guides SC Rural Healthcare Resource Dashboard Kevin Bennett, Qian Huang


healthcare dashboard, arcgis

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