IMPROVING COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELL-BEING BY PROVIDING PREVENTIVE CARE THROUGH HEALTH EDUCATION AND TELEHEALTH AT LOCAL LIBRARIES IN THE RURAL LOWCOUNTRY.
About the WISE Telehealth Network
The purpose of the WISE (Wellness in the South-East) Health Network is to improve the community’s health and well-being by providing preventive care through health education, telehealth, referrals, and community resources at local libraries and the Mobile Library. WISE aims to impact rural areas in Charleston County by connecting people to healthcare resources. CCPL will increase healthcare access and address health disparities through direct provision and referral, offering care management, and connecting people to available community and social services.
Services available through WISE include health education, telehealth, referrals, and community resources related to: diabetes, heart disease, birth control, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, cancer screenings, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or HIV, pregnancy, mental health including depression during or after pregnancy, substance use, and nutrition/exercise.
This project is made possible by funding from the South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare and a partnership between the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), and the College of Charleston.
CCPL is one of five organizations statewide receiving funding to support library systems as hubs to improve community health.
Individuals seeking a telehealth appointment or more information about the WISE Health Network can contact [email protected].