Institute for the Advancement of Community Health
The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health (IACH) connects the Furman campus and the greater community to advance education and research devoted to supporting and improving health.
The institute provides a framework for students, faculty and community partners to convene and collaborate to positively impact the health of the population in Greenville and beyond.
IACH was established at Furman during the spring of 2016. It grew out of the partnership Furman had established with Prisma Health and other community organizations. Through support from these partnerships, students are connected to health-related internships, research and mentorship opportunities.
Medical Legal Partnership
The Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) connects health care providers with legal aid attorneys. Physicians can refer patients with health-harming legal issues to the MLP team where attorneys will represent them for no charge.
Master of Science in Community Engaged Medicine
The Master of Science in Community Engaged Medicine (MS-CEM) degree program uses intensive classroom, community and clinical study to prepare its students for today's complex world of health care.
IACH Affiliate Program
The IACH Affiliate Program brings together scholars, health care providers and community partners in the interest of working together to advance community health.
The IACH is excited to host a wide variety of opportunities for Furman faculty, students and staff as well as community partners and interested collaborators to further the mission of the IACH.