The task force was tasked with two primary goals:
- Evaluate the state of South Carolina’s current organizational framework and
responsibilities related to the provision of health and environmental protection
- Make recommendations to the Board, South Carolina Mental Health Commission, General
Assembly, and Governor about how to best maximize state resources to improve the quality
of life for all South Carolinians by protecting and promoting the health of the public
and the environment.
SHaPE SC was comprised of experts from colleges, health organizations, and other career
paths, as well as leaders from advocacy groups, nonprofits and several other entities.
The task force was led by Chair Larry Martin and facilitated by Bernie Hawkins, Jr.
SHaPE SC presented its final report
and recommendations to the Board
on Nov. 10, 2021.