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 Snapshot of Health Disparities in 29203

       Approximately 45,605 people

       83.8% African American

       14.1% White

       0.1% Other

       30% of residents are uninsured

       50% of residents have Medicaid/Medicare

       20% of residents have private insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield)

       30.3% living in poverty: One in three residents live in poverty, twice the poverty rate of SC

       One of the highest amputation rates due to diabetes in the US

       57.1% considered low income

       More that 60% of the population is overweight

       11% 65 + yrs

       Per capital income is almost ½ of Richland Co & 70% of SC

      2010 Inpatient & Emergency Room expenditure: $254 million Total, ER $54 million

      Equals an average of $7,358 per person

      Top Five Non-Emergency ER visits 2010

  §  Pediatric ENT

     ​§  Adult ENT

     §  Asthma

     §  Kidney

      §  Adult Dental

Colony Health Screenings

At the Colony Apartments, Healthy Columbia volunteers teamed up with the Columbia Police Department to organize a community check-in. Special thanks to Eau Claire Promise Zone for donating children's books to help with the health screening!

Back To School Bash

The Back to School Bash was held August 18, 2012 by our summer student interns! Crane Creek Community Center held the event where we were able to screen 64 adults. We also provided health programs to 125 children, which included taste testings of healthy foods, students learned how to plan healthy meals, and played health jeopardy!

Ribs and Renaissance

 Our student team screened 90 people, at this years Ribs and Renaissance festival this year held at Hyatt Park. Medical students and residents, nursing students, and masters and students of public health came together side by side with the community to promote healthy living.