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Health professions data book recognized by library

The South Carolina State Library selected the 2012 South Carolina Health Professions Data Book, which compiles county and regional information about the health status of South Carolinians, as one of the most notable statewide government documents of 2012.

South Carolina State Library’s Leesa Benggio, left, presented Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning’s Linda Lacey, center, and Nicole McCleary, a research associate, with an award for having one of the most notable state government documents of 2012.
South Carolina State Library’s Leesa Benggio, left, presented Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning’s Linda Lacey, center, and Nicole McCleary, a research associate, with an award for having one of the most notable state government documents of 2012.

The book is published by the Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning within MUSC’s S.C. Area Health Education Consortium. Document librarians around the state, along with the staff of the S.C. State Library, selected the winning documents. The award was presented to winning agencies and authors on May 13.

S.C. State Library Interim Director Leesa Benggio, said, “South Carolina state documents provide a wealth of information, statistics, and share a broad range of knowledge about our state. I am pleased that we are able to publicly recognize these publications and websites as notable documents, and it is my hope that all South Carolina state agencies continue to produce high quality documents such as these.”

The book compiles information from sources into a resource containing maps and charts about the health status of S.C. populations and details about health care providers within the state. The aim of this book is to become a resource for planning teams to address health care needs and access issues.

Each year, thousands of printed and electronic copies of the book are distributed across the state.

Click here to download the Health Professions Data Book.

“It is wonderful that a publication meant to help inform policy makers about health care workforce issues has been recognized as being beneficial to South Carolinians,” said Linda Lacey, director of the Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning.

S.C. AHEC was established as one of 11 funded projects of the federal AHEC program. S.C. AHEC operates as a cooperative effort of MUSC, the University of South Carolina and S.C. teaching hospitals and regional AHEC centers to support partners in education and recruitment.

June 5, 2013
 
 
 

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