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Government Documents: Health and Medicine

The U.S. Government and the state of South Carolina provide citizens with an abundance of information covering a wide variety of topics. This guide will assist users in obtaining government information at both the state and federal level.

Federal Government Health & Medicine Links

South Carolina Health Resources

  • South Carolina Dept of Health and Environmental Control  
      
      
      
    The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is the state agency charged with protecting public health, coastal resources, and the state's land, air and water quality as authorized under multiple state and federal laws. Approximately 3,500 full-time DHEC employees around the state support communities in promoting health, provide vital healthcare and other direct services, monitor pollution, coordinate disease control, carry out the agency's inspection and regulatory responsibilities, respond to environmental emergencies, and protect public health and the environment in numerous other ways.
  • South Carolina Dept of Mental Health  
      
      
      
    The S.C. Department of Mental Health gives priority to adults, children, and their families affected by serious mental illnesses and significant emotional disorders. We are committed to eliminating stigma and promoting the philosophy of recovery, to achieving our goals in collaboration with all stakeholders, and to assuring the highest quality of culturally competent services possible.

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