What is the Collective?

The Palmetto Health Collective was formed to bring together patient advocacy organizations in South Carolina to share and collaborate on the work and missions of our organizations, including our success and the barriers we face in serving our members.  This is a culmination of many years’ collaboration. Our desire is to better connect healthcare advocacy organizations, research universities, state government and healthcare agencies in South Carolina to address the many health-related barriers individuals and their families still face today living with chronic conditions and rare diseases.  The consortium will strive to bring awareness in addressing gaps in accessing treatment and healthcare coverage, as well as other barriers, that hinder those affected within South Carolina to live quality lives.

Our Mission

A collective of community advocates dedicated to maximizing the wellness of South Carolinians with chronic and rare diseases through education, communication, and legislation. We are committed to connecting patient groups in the state of South Carolina with collective resources dedicated to improving access to quality, affordable, and integrated healthcare.

Our Principles

  • Empower advocates

  • Elevate patient voices

  • Enhance access to treatment and care

  • Promote effective patient centered legislation

Our Collective Goals

Connecting Patient Groups

A conduit for information for patients

Elevate the voice of patients with chronic and rare illnesses

Introduce and pass policy that impacts patients

Elevate physician and legislator education

Collect and share patient and provider stories

Provide tangible advocacy opportunities for patients and the medical community