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SC Rural Health Research Center

The SCRHRC focuses on investigating persistent inequities in health status within the population of the rural United States, with an emphasis on inequities stemming from socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, and access to healthcare services. We strive to make our research findings useful to organizations and individuals working to improve the quality of life for rural residents.

The Center allows us to build on and expand our ongoing cooperative research partnerships with other key organizations - government, academia, health services delivery and the rural community - who can join our quest to improve the health of rural Americans.

Research Spotlight

Webinar Recording Available: Recent Trends in Children's Healthcare - Coverage and Oral Health Outcomes

Kevin Bennett, PhD, from the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center discussed the latest information on healthcare coverage for children and adolescents. He also discussed recent findings from the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center regarding access to care, Medicaid coverage, and utilization among children. There was also discussion on recent research regarding oral healthcare among children and adolescents, including dental insurance and benefits, oral health status, and utilization of dental services.

Researchers in the News

Dr. Jan Probst - People in SC, South die earlier than in other states

Greenville News

Dr. Kevin Bennett elected to the National Rural Health Association Board of Trustees as the Research and Education Chair

NRHA 2018 Leadership [pdf]


HSPM’s Elizabeth Crouch selected to join National Rural Health Association’s 2018 Rural Health Fellows Program

2018 Rural Health Fellows Program