Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Stephen K. Benjamin— Mayor
    • 803-545-3075
    • Twitter & Instagram: @SteveBenjaminSC
  • South Carolina Board of Health – boardclerk@dhec.sc.gov ;
    • District 1: Vacant
    • District 2: Seema Shrivastava-Patel
    • District 3: Charles M. Joyse II, P.E
    • District 4: Vacant
    • District 5: Rick Lee
    • District 6: David W. Gillespie, MD
    • District 7: Jim Creel Jr.

Cancer

  • Resources:
    • Cancer Horizons – (801) 501-7500; involved@cancerhorizons.com
      • “A free community & resource for cancer patients, their loved ones, and caregivers. An online source for all cancer-related topics including financial resources, clinical trials, support groups, and care giver support.”
    • CanHope Cancer Patient Support – (803) 649-5433
      • “Provides financial, educational, & emotional support for local cancer patients, encouraging them to rally against cancer and maintain good health.”

Prostate Cancer

  • “In Richland County, South Carolina from 2012-2016, there were 1,249 new cases of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 137 Prostate Cancer cases were reported.
    Over those years, there were 194 men who died of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men in Richland County, South Carolina, 30 died of Prostate Cancer.”
    • Citation: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool, based on November 2018 submission data (1999-2016): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute; www.cdc.gov/cancer/dataviz, June 2019.

Testicular Cancer

  • “In Richland County, South Carolina from 2012-2016, there were 35 new cases of Testicular Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 3 Testicular Cancer cases were reported. (0.003%)
    Over those years, there were <16 men who died of Testicular Cancer in Richland County, South Carolina.”
    • Citation: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool, based on November 2018 submission data (1999-2016): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute; www.cdc.gov/cancer/dataviz, June 2019.

Heart Disease

  • Resources:
    • Mended Hearts Support Group— (803) 434-6072

Stroke

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • PRISMA Health – 803-434-7027
      • Diabetes Prevention Program
      • Diabetes Education


Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2016, 24.9% of men aged 20+ in Baltimore City reported severe physical inactivity. Physical inactivity and obesity are the most common and significant indicators of diabetes.

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 647 men committed suicide in South Carolina. (population: 2,437,687)
  • Age-adjusted Death Rate per 100,000 men: 26.04 (0.03%)
  • Resources:
    • South Carolina Suicide Prevention Resource Center
    • South Carolina Suicide Hotlines – (803) 790-4357 (HELP)/(803) 733-5408 

*Obesity

*state statistics