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Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Resignation Of S.C. Department Of Health And Human Services Director

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Henry McMaster today announced Christian L. Soura's resignation as Director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, effective April 7, 2017.

Gov. Nikki Haley Announces Landmark “Pay For Success” Project To Improve Maternal And Child Health, Strengthen State Government Accountability

Project Aims To Reduce Preterm Births; Prevent Child Injury

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Christian Soura, Director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, state officials and leaders from the private sector today announced the nation's first Pay for Success project aimed at improving health outcomes for mothers and children living in poverty.

ID/RD Waiver Renewal Public Summary

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) has posted a summary all of public comments received on the proposed five-year renewal of the Intellectually Disabled and Related Disabilities (ID/RD) home and community-based waiver program and the ID/RD Waiver Transition plan.

To view the Summary of Comments, collected August 2014-September 2015, please visit the Waiver section of the scdhhs.gov website.

Medicaid Agency Announces Use of Mobile Simulation Service to Help Educate Birthing Hospitals

50-foot vehicle delivers onsite training statewide to reduce non-medically necessary C-sections

Columbia, SC - The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) today announced the launch of a new mobile simulation training program to improve health outcomes for moms and babies in South Carolina through their South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative (SCBOI). This program will be focused on best practices to help reduce non-medically necessary C-sections in first-time, low-risk moms as part of the Supporting Vaginal Birth (SVB) initiative.

Initiative to Prevent Early Elective Deliveries Continues Success Story

Columbia, SC - An annual report released today highlights how the South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative (SCBOI), a multi-stakeholder collaborative led by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) focused on improving birth outcomes, has successfully reduced non-medically necessary early-elective inductions by 50 percent from 2011 to 2013 with 60 percent of all birthing hospitals in our state boasting a rate of zero percent for early elective inductions between 37 and

Hospitals and Partners Hit Milestone in Healthy Outcomes Plan – REVISED

Over 10,000 participants enrolled in statewide program to improve health

Columbia, S.C. - South Carolina's hospitals and their partners have enrolled 10,611 individuals in Healthy Outcomes Plans (HOPs) as 2015 gets under way. Established as a partnership between the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) and the state's Medicaid-participating hospitals, HOPs are an element of the "Medicaid Accountability and Quality Improvement Initiative" program that has appeared in the two most recent state budgets.

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