April 21, 2022
SCCFF receives the James E. Clyburn Health Equity Leadership Award
Last Thursday, April 14, the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families was honored to be awarded the James E. Clyburn Health Equity Award, that recognizes the contributions made by individuals and community organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to improving and protecting the health of the community, particularly vulnerable populations with established health disparities. Annually, awards are presented to policymakers, researchers, health care professionals, and community leaders committed to eliminating health disparities and achieving health equity.
The SCCFF addresses the root causes of poverty by reconnecting low-income, noncustodial fathers to their children financially and emotionally. The Center's Access to Healthcare initiative addresses the needs of a traditionally under-served population, reducing common barriers and empowering men to take control of their own healthcare. Under your leadership since 2005, the Center has seen statewide expansion and growth that impacts thousands of fathers and their families throughout South Carolina each year. For your endeavors, you have been selected to receive the James E. Clyburn Health Equity Leadership Award.
Thank you to the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health, the Center for Civil Rights and Research, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and its community partners for this great honor.