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Thursday, July 10 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Single Session #CO745, Partnering to Create a Successful Community Health Worker Program in South Carolina LIMITED

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Session Sponsored by: South Carolina AHEC

The SC Department of Health and Human Services, Midlands Technical College and South Carolina AHEC in 2013 partnered to establish South Carolina’s first statewide Community Health Worker program, a Medicaid-funded endeavor considered one of the first in the United States. The goal is to improve patient care and health outcomes.  

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Fay Brown

Executive Director, Upstate AHEC
Fay Brown is executive director of Upstate AHEC, based in Greenville, SC, where manages AHEC services and programs in an eleven-county area.  Prior to joining AHEC in May 2011, she was executive director of two non-profit organizations for more than 13 years. She served as director of development at Clemson and Anderson Universities in South Carolina.  She is a magna cum laude graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and in... Read More →


David R. Garr

Executive Director, South Carolina AHEC
Dr. David Garr is the Associate Dean for Community Medicine and Professor of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina as well as the Executive Director of the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC).  Dr. Garr was a rural family physician for several years and since 1981 has been a faculty member of Departments of Family Medicine first in Denver and now in Charleston, SC.  Dr.  Garr’s areas... Read More →

Megan Old

Interim Program Director, South Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services
Megan Old is a graduate of Ohio State University with a B.A. in journalism and political science. She is a member of the Health Initiatives Team at the SC Department of Health and Human Services, where she serves as interim program director. The team’s mission is to improve the overall health outcomes of all recipients by working with providers and stakeholders to identify and target areas for improvement and to measure their... Read More →

Izmira "Mira" Palomares

Community Health Coordinator, Little River Medical Center
Myra Palomares is the Community Health Coordinator at Little River Medical Center in Little River, SC. She began her work as a CHC in April of 2013 when the DHHS program was launched and previously worked eight years at the Little River Medical Center in Community Health Outreach. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work and is an active community volunteer as an educator for the Women’s Center and Street Reach Ministries, working... Read More →

Cheri Plyler

Executive Director, Mid-Carolina AHEC
Cheri Plyler is executive director of Mid-Carolina AHEC, Inc., which serves an eleven-county region.  As director, she is responsible for the implementation, execution and evaluation of AHEC’s core service areas. Mrs. Plyler earned a bachelor of health sciences from the Medical University of South Carolina and a master of business administration from Pfeiffer University. She is a member of the Nuclear Medicine Technology... Read More →

Thursday July 10, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Providence Ballroom 2

Attendees (15)