Diabetes Free SC was developed with input from South Carolina-based partner organizations and continues to receive guidance from the DFSC Advisory Council.
Advisory Council members include the following:
Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina (Alliance)
The Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina is a coalition of more than 50 executive leaders from diverse organizations across the state working together to ensure that all people in South Carolina have the opportunity to have healthier bodies, minds, and communities while reducing the future cost of care. The Alliance was part of the original Diabetes Free SC planning group and continues to be a part of the work being done by Diabetes Free SC.
South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC)
The Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Diabetes and Heart Disease Management and Prevention Division supports state investments in implementing and evaluating evidence-based strategies to prevent and manage diabetes in high-burden populations. DHEC is a key partner of Diabetes Free SC in the development of diabetes prevention strategies and initiatives. It also assists with the alignment of community partner efforts across the state. DHEC was part of the original Diabetes Free SC planning group.
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation (Foundation)
The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation issues grants to support projects that aim to promote the health of South Carolinians and to increase access to health care for the economically disadvantaged. The Foundation was part of the original Diabetes Free SC planning group and provides funding for Diabetes Free SC programs and initiatives. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA)
The South Carolina Hospital Association supports Access Health SC which is a statewide effort that encourages and supports the creation of community-based networks of care. Diabetes Free SC and SCHA are working together to encourage broad diabetes screening and linkage to care efforts.