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Upcoming Events


  • Time is TBD
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbia, SC, 2100 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210, USA
    The 33rd Annual NASW-SC Spring Symposium is tentatively scheduled for Fall 2020 at the Double Tree Hotel in Columbia, SC. This year's theme is Social Workers Generations STRONG!
  • Sep 08, 2020, 7:00 AM – Sep 10, 2020, 11:00 AM
    Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St, Columbia, SC 29201, USA
    Join us at the 8th Annual Telehealth Summit, hosted by Palmetto Care Connections, taking place September 8th-10th at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. We're looking forward to learning more about the incredible innovations around telehealth and broadband happening in South Carolina!
  • Aug 14, 2020, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    AnMed Health Cannon Hospital, 123 W G Acker Dr, Pickens, SC 29671, USA
    Join us in Pickens, SC for our first in-person training to learn more about the unique needs of vulnerable populations in rural SC. Make sure you register for this free in-person training via AHEC's registration portal by August 10th!
  • Jun 04, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Join us for our second online webinar to learn more about the unique needs of vulnerable populations in rural SC. Make sure you register for this free webinar via AHEC's registration portal by June 1st!

How can you celebrate National Rural Health Day everyday?

Find free, downloadable resources for many of the activities mentioned below (and more) by visiting


Display National Rural Health Day posters in your office. Provide a staff appreciation lunch. Consider starting an active outreach event in your community by visiting


Share a story about your doctor, a nurse, or other health care provider who has made a positive impact on your life. Don't forget to include #powerofrural and #nationalruralhealth day in your post!


Invite health care providers from local hospitals and clinics to speak to students. Sponsor a rural health-themed poster or essay contest. Give your students coloring book pages.


Prepare a healthy meal for dinner, and talk with your kids about the blessings - and the challenges - of living in rural America. Mention the health care providers who service your rural community.


Make healthy eating choices. Take a walk and enjoy the fresh air. Schedule an appointment to have your cholesterol and blood pressure checked.


Write a note to your health care team, thanking them for their help and their commitment to serving a rural population.


Plan a field trip to a local hospital or rural health provider. Plan or host a community health fair. Host or encourage students to participate in a rural health-related community service project.


Show appreciation to your local rural health professionals by providing them with discounts or special offers.


Search for health information over your broadband connection. Ask your physician if there are telehealth resources that could help you maintain or improve your health.

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