Welcome to the home page of the South Carolina Health Alert Network (SCHAN). SCHAN is part of a nationwide communications and information system being developed by the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Program. The purpose of the program is to build public health capacity to respond to bioterrorist threats, emerging infections, and other health threats.
Health Alert Network objectives:
- Provide high-speed, secure Internet connections to local health agencies to enable access to CDC's prevention recommendations, practice guidelines, and disease data.
- Disseminate announcements released by local, state or federal public health authorities meant to inform the health and medical services of likely or imminent dangers to the health of the community.
- Establish an electronic system for disease surveillance and reporting between DHEC and health care providers.
- Build Internet-based and satellite-based distance learning systems to provide training and educational opportunities for workforce development.
For information on the national Health Alert Network visit the CDC HAN Web Site.
If you are a public health professional interested in receiving health notifications from the South Carolina Health Alert Network, please contact Shana Dorsey, HAN Coordinator at 803-898-0431 or email SCHAN@dhec.sc.gov.