Public Health Initiatives

We provide advocacy and education to ensure that disability is being represented in all areas of public health. We have established state and national partnerships with public health entities to ensure the needs of the disability community are being included in their programs and services. We also offer direct programs to ensure people with disabilities have access to the information and resources they need to lead healthy and active lives.

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SC Disability Public Health Taskforce

Mission: To increase health outcomes for South Carolinians with Disabilities through partnerships, public education, and system change.

The SC Disability Public Health Taskforce was founded in 2023 to establish meaningful partnerships & memorandums of understanding within public health and wellness programs to better integrate people with disabilities in all aspects. The goal of the taskforce is to prevent the types of barriers people with disabilities faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and develop strong partnerships between disability-led organizations and health and wellness organizations that influence public health response.

Those interested in learning more about or joining the taskforce are invited to contact Able SC Director of Public Health and Disability Integration, Mandy Halloran, at

This taskforce is funded by the Administration for Community Living.


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