Hands on Health-South Carolina
The libraries of the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine received funding from the National Library of Medicine to create a database of health resources and services in South Carolina.
This project, Go Local-South Carolina, is an effort to make health resources in South Carolina more accessible. Our goal is to identify and describe health services throughout South Carolina – a huge undertaking. The database is freely available on the Internet as part of the Hands on Health-SC (www.hohsc.org) Web site. People can search by type of service, health topic, or location.
The core of the Go Local-SC database is the facilities licensing data from the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC-DHEC). Building on this, librarians from medical and public library systems identify additional services, providers, and programs within their service areas.
The result is a valuable resource that can immediately and reliably link South Carolina residents to health services in or near their communities -- a resource that participating libraries are proud to showcase as an important community service.
The following hospitals and public library systems have joined the Go Local-SC project to identify and describe the health resources and services in their communities.
Your library can become a Go Local-SC partner!
If you can help, please e-mail or call Monique Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org ; 843-792-3303), Hands on Health-SC project manager at the MUSC library.