Dead Last

You have heard it again, and again, and ...... South Carolina is at the bottom. So, here are the indicators that tell that story. These rankings are not just about statistics and public image, they about real people who suffer everyday, because we are failing. Why?


Background on this website and my bio

This website is intended to inspire discussion as to how we can improve the health and quality of life of all who live and work in South Carolina. This website was constructed by Frank Heflin out of a deep and abiding interest in improving the public’s health in this state and as part of a doctoral project. Presence of an organization’s link on this website should not be construed as an endorsement by that organization or of any opinions or points of view expressed here. Mr. Heflin’s personal funds have been used for research, construction, maintenance, and hosting for this website. Mr. Heflin receives no funding from any individual, organization, PAC, university, or political group contributing to the maintenance or content gathering for this site. Please send suggestions and comments regarding this website and additional data on South Carolina relevant to health and quality of life to Frank Heflin via email:

Frank Heflin, RN, BSN is currently a fifth-year doctoral student at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health. He is also the director of a large home health organization, has more than 25 years experience in project and program development, and is a registered nurse. Mr. Heflin earned a B.A. degree from the University of Georgia in Philosophy and Classics. He also earned a BSN at the University of South Carolina. Mr. Heflin grew up in Camden, S.C. where he was graduated from Camden High School. He now resides in Columbia, S.C.