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Through the Healthy Connections Community Engagement Initiative, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is partnering with other state agencies, non-profits and the private sector to help South Carolinians achieve self-sustainability. SCDHHS is leveraging a statewide network of resources to help South Carolinians find a job, continue their education, learn a job skill or serve their community.

The resources listed below will help Healthy Connections Medicaid members, and potential Healthy Connections Medicaid members, learn more about the initiative and find opportunities to engage in their communities.

Although no action is required by Medicaid members at this time as a result of this initiative, information about where to learn more about Medicaid eligibility is included below.

Fact Sheet

Healthy Connections Community Engagement Initiative Fact Sheet. (Updated Jan. 23, 2020)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is South Carolina enacting Community Engagement requirements for Medicaid members?
South Carolina’s Healthy Connections Community Engagement Initiative is a public health initiative. Its purpose is to utilize a tailored approach to promote better health outcomes and financial independence by providing access to resources to the most vulnerable South Carolinians while incentivizing able-bodied South Carolinians to achieve self-sustainability.
When do these requirements go into effect?
No action is required by current Medicaid members at this time. SCDHHS will provide updates on reporting requirement timelines for those who are impacted by community engagement requirements; and, coverage implementation dates for those who will be made eligible for Medicaid as it implements the initiative.
Where can I learn more about South Carolina’s Medicaid program?
SCDHHS’ Medicaid eligibility brochure is available for download here . If you have general questions about Medicaid eligibility, visit the “ Getting Medicaid ” page on SCDHHS’ website available here . If you have questions about whether you may be eligible for Medicaid please contact the Healthy Connections Medicaid Member Contact Center at 1-888-549-0820 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Where can I submit feedback related to the Healthy Connections Community Engagement Initiative?
Feedback related to the initiative can be submitted by clicking here .

Jobseeker Resources

SC Works - Home
This is the homepage for SC Works, which links all of South Carolina's state and local workforce services and resources. You can register for a free SC Works account from this page. SC Works also has apps available for iPhone users and in the Google Play Store for Android users.
SC Works - Find a Job
This page is a starting point for job seekers. It includes links and informational summaries on SC Works, unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, resume and cover letter development, job fairs and hiring events, workshop calendars and labor market data.
SC Works - How to Instructions
This is a PDF document that outlines how users can fulfill the job search requirement in SC Works for DEW UI benefits.
SC Works - Job Seeker Resources
This is the landing page for jobseekers who visit SC Works. It is a good starting point for someone beginning their search for employment. The page contains walkthroughs of SC Works online, writing a strong resume, and preparing to meet your employer, as well as a 10 Step Guide to a Job Search.
SC Works - Job Search Overview
This page is a high-level overview of what jobseekers may encounter during their search for employment. There are links to other program-specific pages and some information on types of educational degrees.
SC Works - Upcoming Job Fairs and Hiring Events
This page has a clickable map that highlights area hiring events and job fairs presented by or in coordination with DEW.
SC Works - Additional Resources (Transportation, Childcare, SNAP/TANF)
This page contains a list of resources compiled by DEW that are designed to assist individuals overcome issues that present a barrier to employment, including childcare, transportation, obtaining documentation, workplace accommodations, SNAP/TANF, etc.
SC Works - Resources for Job Seekers with Barriers to Employment
This page offers resources from DEW on training and supportive services to individuals who are considered a Priority Population as defined by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. These populations include ex-offenders, individuals with disabilities, veterans, youth, homeless, low-income and long-term unemployed individuals.
SC Works Programs for Specific Populations (Veterans, Disabled, Youth)
This page contains information on a number of programs aimed at jobseekers. Some of these include disability-specific programs, youth preparation for employment, SNAP/TANF, employer tax credits and veteran services.
SC Government Job Listings
This is the website where jobs with the South Carolina state government are posted.
USAJobs
USAJobs is the website where jobs with the federal government are posted.
SC Job Resources
This page links to resources that include DEW, SC Job Bank, Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (teacher training) and SC Works.

Education and Job Training Resources

South Carolina Institutions & Degree Programs
This page provides information on degree programs and advanced education programs in South Carolina.
South Carolina Technical College System
Comprised of 16 colleges located strategically across the state and two internationally-renowned statewide programs: readySC™ and Apprenticeship Carolina™ , the SC Technical College System is dedicated to furthering economic and workforce development in South Carolina.
SC Works - High School Equivalency Examination
Adult education programs offer instruction to prepare students to successfully pass a High School Equivalency (HSE) Examination.
SC Works - Education and Training Information
This page offers information on jobseeker education and training programs. Resources include trainings on specific business/trade applications (ex. AutoCAD, SolidWorks), apprenticeship and internship opportunities, GED training, adult/family literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL).
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.

Volunteerism Resources

Resources connecting Medicaid members, and potential Medicaid members, with opportunities to engage with their communities by volunteering with a qualified public entity or qualified charitable organization will be added at a later date.

Contact Us

If you have questions about whether you may be eligible for Medicaid please contact the Healthy Connections Medicaid Member Contact Center at 1-888-549-0820 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Feedback related to the Healthy Connections Community Engagement Initiative can also be submitted by clicking here

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