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SC Campaign to Receive the James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Leadership Award

Friday, April 24, 2015

Columbia, SC - On Monday, April 27, the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (SC Campaign) will receive the James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Leadership Award from the Institute for Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities (The Institute) at the University of South Carolina. The SC Campaign is being recognized for its efforts and contributions to reduce and eliminate health disparities and to improve and protect the health of the state.

Forrest Alton, CEO of the SC Campaign, had this to say upon learning the organization had been selected. “Obviously, any time your organization is recognized with an award, it’s a proud moment. This award is especially meaningful given its connection to Congressman Clyburn and that it highlights our commitment to eliminating health disparities. I couldn’t be more proud of the board and staff of our organization—past and present—for all they have done to make such progress possible.”

The award will be given out as part of the 8th annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hilton Columbia Center, 924 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201. With the theme, Pass the Torch, Re-Ignite the Flame: Approach Health Disparities with Passion Beyond Commitment, this year’s event will feature its namesake, U.S. Representative James E. Clyburn, as the keynote speaker. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Gwen Preston at

About The Institute
The Institute exists to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity, using a meta-leadership framework that increases academic, community and other strategic partnerships in South Carolina and beyond. For more information, visit

About the SC Campaign:
The mission of the SC Campaign is to improve the health and economic well being of individuals, communities and the state by preventing teen pregnancy. To achieve its mission, the SC Campaign works with a variety of programs – public, private, school and community based – in each of the state’s 46 counties.