Education and Awareness Programs
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)
The SC DPCD partners with DHEC’s Arthritis Program and the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association (SCPHCA) to offer CDSMP to people with diabetes that are being cared for in FQHCs.
Coalitions and Community Groups
SC DPCD collaborates with the Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina (DSC) and the REACH Sea: CEED program to increase awareness of the prevention and self-management of diabetes across the state. The partnership works to nurture a relationship with all community partners’ point of contact to seek out ways to further provide technical assistance to local coalitions and community groups in the form of skills building exercises, creative partnering, and resource finding. We also provide culturally relevant National Diabetes Education Partnership (NDEP) materials to communities to increase diabetes awareness and prevention
Diabetes 101 Curriculum
The SC DPCD developed diabetes prevention and awareness curriculum entitled “Diabetes 101” to build capacity in the communities across the state. This program focuses on the risk factors for diabetes, promotion of awareness of the signs and symptoms of diabetes, prevention and management of the disease; as well as physical activity, healthy eating, and addresses knowing your “ABCs”- A1c, Blood pressure, and Cholesterol. Today, this program is available through the Diabetes Today Advisory Council (DTAC). Please call 803-545-4473 for more information.
IMARA Woman Magazine Health Communications Campaign
The SC DPCD along with DHEC’s Office of Minority Health (OMH) have been successful in building capacity of women of color through the continued partnership with IMARA Woman Magazine. The SC DPCP and OMH address diabetes and its related risk factors and risk reduction messages through culturally appropriate health promotion via articles and advertisements in each issue and through collaboration on the IMARA Woman Annual Health Empowerment Tour and their Circle of Influence Women’s Leadership Summit.
Palmetto Health Triple Aim Project
The SC DPCD partners with Palmetto Health on the LiveWell Columbia campaign, a triple aim diabetes and obesity project in the 29203 zip code. The pilot project is in the Greenview Community to work with K5-5th grade students at Greenview Elementary School as well as their parents and other adults in the overall community. This action oriented group has developed a one-year strategic plan that is a collaborative effort committed to reducing obesity in Columbiaby promoting healthy eating and active living choices.
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Worksite Wellness Program
The SCDPCD collaborates with DHEC’s Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention on a work site wellness program to reduce the burden of chronic diseases in workplaces by providing resources to initiate wellness programs, improve employee health promotion, and advocate for policies that support environmental and policy change in S.C. worksites.
For more information on the education and awareness programs please call 803-545-4473.