State of South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
2600 Bull St. Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 898-0868 (Phone)
(803) 898-3810 (Fax)
The South Carolina Office of Minority Health has experience in developing, implementing and evaluating health interventions with the goal of reducing health disparities, promoting healthy lifestyles, increasing awareness and knowledge about health issues, and improving access to quality health care.Grant Project Information
State Partnership Grant Program to Improve Minority Health
Shauna Hicks, MHS
This State Partnership project seeks to translate, enhance and implement evidence-based strategies to increase seasonal influenza vaccinations among racial and ethnic minorities in South Carolina, particularly among African-Americans. Racial and ethnic minorities in South Carolina are disproportionately less likely to receive influenza vaccines when compared to the white population. To address this issue, this project will identify stakeholders and partners, and build and enhance partnership efforts. The project will assess both consumer and provider perceptions, knowledge, attitudes and beliefs toward flu vaccine availability, accessibility, safety and usefulness. The project will also assess health care providers' readiness for facilitating the flu vaccine for minority populations through increased and more effective patient education, recommendation, and/or administration of flu vaccine. An evaluation will be conducted to assess if there is a decrease in the incidence of influenza among the target population as a result of this project. Based on RE-AIM evaluation framework, the project will measure the number and location of all program activities using GIS mapping, conduct health risk appraisals and a survey of health care providers, and develop a client database.
OMH objective(s) toward which the project's results most contribute (check all that apply):
- Increased awareness, education, and outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health and health disparities problems
- Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health and other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health IT, culturally/ linguistically appropriate services, service provider education/ training, workforce diversity)
- Strengthened leadership and coordination to leverage resources and enhance effectiveness and efficiency of individual and collective efforts (including, but not limited to, research and data)
Key Healthy People 2010 objectives or subobjectives toward which your project's results most contribute (see Appendix 3 of OMH's Evaluation Planning Guidelines):
Healthy People objectives were not identified.