The title of this report reflects the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s long-term vision for the future of South Carolina, healthy people living in healthy communities. The long-term goals from the agency’s 2005-2010 Strategic Plan are defined and addressed within each broad chapter subject. The goals reflect our role as the state’s public health and environmental agency.
Many DHEC goals are based on national standards including the Healthy People 2010 Objectives, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s core performance measures, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s national coastal management performance measures and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid service standards. These goals are statements of long-term changes that will move us toward our vision.
Table of Contents
- Our Vision, Goals and Values
- Who We Are
- Chapter 1: Community
Increase support to and involvement by communities in developing healthy and environmentally sound communities
- Chapter 2: Health
Improve the quality and years of healthy life for all and eliminate health disparities
- Chapter 3: Environment
Protect, enhance and sustain environmental and coastal resources
- DHEC Offices