South Carolina Web Sites
- Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service
- Clemson University has Cooperative Extension Service offices in each county. These offices provide education and assistance to the public in several areas including agriculture, forestry, nutrition, food safety, health, wildlife management, water quality and pesticide control. You can have your soil tested for nutrient values at their offices or learn to be a Master Gardener or Master Waste Educator. A highlight of their program are the 4-H Clubs for youth, which teach citizenship, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, food and nutrition, agriculture, science and technology.
- Healthy People Living in Healthy Communities
- The 2009 annual report of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is a good resource for learning about the environmental issues that South Carolina citizens and communities are living with. Planning efforts and projects by DHEC, citizens groups, and other partnerships are described.
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- Live Healthy South Carolina
- Live Healthy South Carolina is a statewide collaborative to improve the health of all residents of South Carolina. There is a State Health Assessment report about the current health issues of South Carolina. There is also the five-year State Health Improvement Plan. Also has an interactive data section about health issues that affect the state. Several health organizations developed Live Healthy South Carolina, including Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) and South Carolina Office of Rural Health.
- South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
- In addition to operating county health departments and clinics, DHEC is responsible for monitoring for pollution of our water systems, air and land. They are responsible for issuing environmental permits and licensing facilities that store hazardous wastes. The agency also offers funding, education and technical assistance for recycling programs and provides speakers to talk with students interested in health and environmental careers.
Last Modified: Thursday November 15, 2018 2:54 PM