The Alliance for a Healthier SC Releases State Health Equity Action Plan

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

The Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina, a coalition of more than 50 executive leaders from diverse organizations across the state working towards a better state of health, recently released South Carolina’s first state health equity action plan.

The plan, titled “Collaborative Strategies for Advancing Health & Racial Equity in South Carolina,” was created by the Alliance’s Health Equity Action Team to support the framework of the state health improvement plan Live Healthy South Carolina by encouraging racial equity strategies in promoting health. It looks specifically at creating leadership capacity that promotes health and racial equity as core systemic values and how to take collective action at the policy and programmatic levels to eliminate equity-based gaps in health outcomes.

Over the next five years, the Alliance will join with state, community and corporate partners to implement these strategies to eliminate health inequities and ensure fair and just health outcomes in South Carolina. This will include focusing on some of the biggest gaps in health outcomes in the areas of maternal and child health, behavioral health and chronic health conditions.