CARE is the result of decades of experience in the field of public health, with the resources of a major university behind it. We are uniquely positioned to be of service to our partners.
From helping new and emerging initiatives get on their feet to improving the quality of services in statewide government agencies, CARE has been a part of a multitude of public health success stories in the state of South Carolina.
We aim to create a culture of data-driven action within CARE, our partners, and our
CARE offers our collaborators a dynamic experience, by providing a myriad of insights, strategies and tools, which allow our partners to create positive change.
A hallmark of our services is the easy- to-digest presentation of results. Through
data visualization and straightforward communication, CARE provides collaborators
with the most important information they need to make the best decisions.
Community Health Worker Institute
CARE with the Center for Community Health Alignment (CCHA)’s Community Health Worker Institute to build the business case for Community Health Worker (CHW) programs to encourage wider implementation in South Carolina.
Evaluation of Wholespire & SC Office of Rural Health (SCORH) Community Health Initiative
The goal of this project is to create a technical assistance model that includes training and assistance for South Carolina coalitions addressing population health.
Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program Evaluation
Our current MIECHV evaluation project aims to conceptualize and measure comprehensive, high quality leadership in MIECHV programs and understand its relationship with implementation quality.
Evaluation Services for the Spartanburg Regional Foundation OPA Grant
To assist with a large-scale implementation of adolescent reproductive health programming in Spartanburg SC, CARE provides data management, CQI reporting, and federal performance measures reporting.
Communities Unite to Increase Colon Cancer Screening Rates
CARE has been contracted by the USC Colon Cancer Prevention Network to help manage assessment data and advise on Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) practices, to increase colon cancer screening rates.
Creating a Shared Strategy to Address SDOH in SC
CARE was awarded a 2-year grant to bring together individuals and organizations representing multiple sectors to create a collective strategy to address social determinants of health in SC. This strategy will address challenges identified in a 2019 statewide landscape assessment that includes improving the coordination of care through the use of SDOH infrastructure.
Faculty Initiative for Improved Recruitment, Retention and Experience (FIIRRE)
An interdisciplinary team led by public health/epidemiology professor Angela Liese and nursing professor Coretta Jenerette were awarded a $13.2 million five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Common Fund to launch the Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) program at USC. USC’s FIRST program, Faculty Initiative for Improved Recruitment, Retention and Experience, is designed to recruit diverse early-stage faculty who are committed to inclusive excellence and whose work focuses on health disparities and equity. The program will support these individuals through mentorship, training, and professional development activities tailored to meet their needs while also addressing institutional-level systems and barriers to ensure their success and well-being. CARE is part of the FIIRRE team, leading the evaluation for the grant. Our evaluation will harness a mixed methods approach with a key outcome of assessing climate change over time at the individual, departmental and institutional levels.
Evaluation of the CDC State Actions to Improve Oral Health Outcomes, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control Division of Oral Health (DOH)
The vision of DOH at DHEC is that every SC citizen is able to enjoy optimal oral health as part of total health and well-being. Through funding from the CDC State Actions to Improve Oral Health Outcomes grant, SC DHEC's DOH has partnered with CARE since 2018 to evaluate their progress of their vision. CARE’s primary role is to monitor progress towards program goals, document strategy implementation to identify opportunities for quality improvement, and ensure effective approaches are utilized to prevent resources from being wasted on ineffective approaches. Our expertise in qualitative methods, involving staff and partner organizations, has helped provide deeper levels of understanding of the facilitators and barriers that affect oral health outcomes. As a result of the partnership with DHEC and CARE, SC is viewed as a national leader in using evidence-based practices to address OH at a statewide level.