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Southeastern Virtual Institute for Health Equity and Wellness

Southeastern Virtual Institute for Health Equity and Wellness

South Carolina and other Southeastern states share a disproportionate burden of chronic diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, various cancers, metabolic syndrome and periodontal disease, which limit opportunities for individuals to enter military service.

The rural nature of the region compounds issues of healthcare access and delivery.  Racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities amplify incidence, prevalence and complications associated with chronic illness.  With escalating healthcare costs impacting federal, state and employer budgets, the economic consequences of health disparities are a key driver for effecting change, improving quality of care for many Americans and ensuring a military-ready population.

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is addressing these burdens through the Southeastern Virtual Institute for Health Equity and Wellness (SE VIEW).  The vision of SE VIEW is to develop a nationally recognized, multidisciplinary, inter-professional team of researchers, educators, outreach professionals and laypersons to reduce health disparities.
Overall, SE VIEW seeks to:

  • Increase awareness of the underlying causes of chronic diseases in the region.
  • Develop novel methods to engage communities in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.
  • Develop community-based services and research initiatives focused on chronic diseases and socioeconomic factors.
  • Develop a range of youth-based, active and interactive, electronic modalities to increase the prevention, detection and treatment of chronic diseases.

To learn more, visit the SE VIEW website.  It includes links to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages. Visit the SE VIEW Google Plus page.

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