Timeline of Events

April 2022Project funding is awarded based on application to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cooperative Agreement for Emergency Response: Public Health Crises Response.

Project launches with 1st student cohorts enrolled at Benedict College, Claflin University, Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University, and Francis Marion University.

1st Annual SCPHPSC conference (virtual) is convened: The Future of Emergency Management: Perspectives.
May 20221st bi-annual meeting of the project Advisory Board convenes.
August 2022Project’s Health Equity education modules are introduced within curricula at CU School of Nursing and Public Administration.
October 2022One student cohort participated in a community-wide simulated Point of Dispensing (POD) exercise in the Pee Dee region of SC.

One student cohort participated in STOP THE BLEED® training in the Pee Dee region of SC.
November 20222nd bi-annual meeting of the project Advisory Board convenes.

A project poster was presented at the National Student Nurses Association Mid-Year conference.
December 20221st student cohorts satisfactorily complete all project requirements.
January 20232nd & 3rd student cohorts are enrolled.

The Medical University of South Carolina (College of Nursing) is added as a new project site to enroll participants.
February 2023Better Impact replaces SCSERV as the platform by which project participants onboard to the SC PHRC.
April 20232nd Annual SCPHPSC conference is convened in Clemson, SC:
The Emergency Preparedness Workforce: Opportunities and Possibilities.

Project faculty/student teams (Benedict College, Claflin University, Clemson University) attend the National Association of County and Community Health Officials (NACCHO) Preparedness Summit

The conference poster (College Students Making a Difference: Expanding the Public Health Workforce Toward Community Resilience) presented at the 2023 NAACHO Preparedness Summit
June 2023It is announced that the project will be extended for an additional year (yr.3).

FMU’s Drs. George, Kershner, & Hucks presented the SCPHPSC implementation process and student feedback at The Association of Community Health Nursing Educators and The Association of Public Health Nurses Joint Conference in San Diego, CA.
July 2023Clemson University Department of Public Health Sciences students will be project participants.

FMU’s Drs. George, Kershner, & Hucks presented the SCPHPSC implementation process and student feedback at the International Rural Nursing Conference in Johnson City, TN.
September 2023The SCPHPSC website is activated.
October 2023FMU held training, facilitated by pharmacist, regarding current trends in the opioid epidemic and implications in public health response and emergency–Hosted by Sigma Theta Tau International and offered to SCPHPSC students.

FMU held “Alumni Panel,” with former public health students, to discuss their roles and how trainings, in public health preparedness and emergency, translate to real world.
November 2023The conference poster (The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC): Understanding the State of Knowledge in a post-COVID-19 Landscape) was presented at the 2023 American Public Health Association conference.

A project poster (SCPHPSC: Promoting a Mission of Community Resilience, Public Health, & Health Equity) was presented at the National Student Nurses Association Mid-Year conference.

FMU partnered with occupational therapy program, to host poverty simulation, where SCPHPSC students learned how living in poverty is impacted by public health emergencies and access to healthcare.

FMU partnered with South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to offer the American College of Surgeons STOP THE BLEED® training to SCPHPSC students.
December 20232nd bi-annual meeting of the project Advisory Board convenes.
March 2024Clemson University team members (Julia Sherry & Shirley Timmons) attended the 2024 NACCHO Preparedness Summit in Cleveland OH accompanied by three project participants (School of Nursing enrollee Vittoria Mazzone and Public Health Sciences enrollees Anna Bowyer and Susan Taylor who staffed a project poster presentation: Building a Pipeline Program to Support a Public Health Workforce.

A project related manuscript, co-authored by former CU team member Dr. Natasha Malmin, was accepted for publication in the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice: Comparison of Laws that Impact Volunteer Response in Three Disaster-Prone Southeastern States.
April 20243rd Annual SCPHPSC Conference is convened in Charleston, SC.
June 20241st project related peer-reviewed publication: Malmin, N., & Van Nostrand, J. (June 04, 2024). Comparison of laws that impact volunteer response in three disaster-prone southeastern states. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000001965