In 2020, Medicaid covered approximately 60% of children (ages 0-18) in South Carolina. When addressing the needs of children, it is important to recognize and understand their characteristics and the context within which they live. There are many factors to consider when researching and developing strategic plans for children, including Medicaid enrollment status, vulnerabilities from outside factors, and if the child is in early or late childhood. With these considerations in mind, the Institute for Families in Society (IFS), with funding from and in collaboration with The Duke Endowment, developed the Children’s Health and Resource Geographic Exploration for Data-Driven Decisions (CHARGED3) initiative to help guide planning and data-driven decision making around the holistic needs of South Carolina children ages 0-5.

As part of CHARGED3, IFS developed several products, including the Geospatial Environmental Scan© (GeoEScan©) – an innovative research tool available as both a PDF and on the web – and an online hub that provides related information resources and tools.

  • To learn more about CHARGED3, click here.

  • Information about the CHARGED3 framework, its importance, and the uses of the GeoEScan© is available here.

  • Click here to access the 2018 CHARGED3 Geospatial Environmental Scan© PDF and here for Quick Start Tips.

  • Trouble using the GeoEScan©? Click here for a detailed User Guide.

  • To access the Charged3 Hub and the GeoEScan© featuring the latest data and innovation, click here.

  • To explore the history of GeoEScans© and what they offer, click here.

Launching CHARGED3 Hub

The hub showcases the latest Geospatial Environmental Scan©
Explore CHARGED3 Hub

A Tutorial on the Scan