The 2021 SC Birth Outcomes Initiative Geospatial Environmental
(GeoEScan©) is used to connect health and place; to identify communities of
and to evaluate potential areas of further research, outreach, or program development.
The GeoEScan© does this by using Geographic Information System (GIS) applications to capture, integrate, analyze and display data at statewide or sub-state levels in an interactive format.
Click here for options to download materials on SCHealthViz.
Funded by The Duke Endowment, CHARGED3 equips stakeholders to improve the lives
Children, ages 0-5, by identifying geographic clusters of health advantages and
disadvantages within the state.
IFS has developed a new site featuring a Geospatial Environmental Scan© that helps visualize these patterns and provides context for needs assessments, programs planning, and service delivery.
Click here to visit the CHARGED3 hub.
Learn more about this initiative that elevates the voices of Black and Latinx immigrant
women who use Medicaid during their pregnancy, birthing, and postpartum experiences,
specifically during the COVID- 19 pandemic.
VOICES/VOCES is one important step towards beneficiary participation in Medicaid–related discussions and decision-making and illuminating the ways in which Medicaid address pregnancy-related inequities in South Carolina.
Click here to view the VOICES/VOCES technical report.
The South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative (SCBOI)
is participating in a collective collaboration that has accepted the challenge of
postpartum care by creating the South Carolina Postpartum Learning
The aims of the SCPPLC are to increase the quality and quantity of postpartum visits for South Carolina mothers.
Click here to access materials on the importance of postpartum care period and the context for the Collaborative's work.
The BOI interactive dashboard provides users with an instant visual representation of the statewide maternal and birth outcomes metrics – across payment, individual, facility-level, and geographical characteristics. Users can filter, print, and share these data. By connecting data to quality improvement information, the dashboard is a tool that facilitates data-driven collaborative decisions to improve the clinical outcomes of mothers and babies in SC.
Improving labor and delivery
Maternal health delivery characteristics and labor & delivery outcomes.
Addressing prematurity, low birthweight, and newborn
Newborn health birth characteristics and newborn outcomes.
Promoting consistent and safe maternal care
Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health information and several maternal morbidity outcomes.
A summary of state-level information including maternal and newborn characteristics and quality measures. This includes characteristics including plurality, parity, maternal age, race, and residence, as well as SCBOI outcome measures.
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This South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative (SCBOI) Interactive Report was developed under contract with the South Carolina Department of Health & Human Services by the University of South Carolina (USC) Institute for Families in Society (IFS). We wish to acknowledge the valuable contributions made by IFS Maternal and Child Health, Statistics, GIS, Data Science, and Information Design staff members in the development of this product.
The authors would also like to acknowledge Chris Finney, MS, Program Manager, SC Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office, Health and Demographics Division, for providing USC IFS with the data used to calculate the findings in this report and Aunyika Moonan, PhD, CPHQ, Executive Director, Data & Measurement, South Carolina Hospital Association, for her support in communicating with birthing facilities.