Public Health

Learn which issues are of greatest concern to the health of Mississippians, and link your efforts with existing work.

The SHIP helps groups and individuals from multiple sectors to work on a common set of issues in order to improve the health of Mississippians. Public health professionals can use the SHA/SHIP to determine which issues are of greatest concern to the health of Mississippians.

Medical

Be an advocate for a healthier Mississippi
While the SHIP is directed at improving health on the population level, there are several ways that you as a healthcare provider can help out. Part of the SHIP’s aim is to create a culture of health, bringing awareness to public health issues that traditionally have not been associated with health. The information on this site will help you understand the issues of Mississippians as a whole and how different groups are working to address those issues.

Government

Public health professionals can use the SHA/SHIP to determine which issues are of greatest concern to the health of Mississippians. The SHIP helps groups and individuals from multiple sectors to work on a common set of issues in order to improve the health of Mississippians.

Business

Businesses can have a tremendous impact on the health of their employees and the individuals and communities they serve. As community leaders, business owners can take a role in shaping health through the examples they set in their workplace culture. Additionally, businesses can have a large amount of influence in their communities, which they can leverage to push for initiatives the promote health. Businesses thrive when they are staffed by a workforce that is happy, healthy, and productive.

Community

Community members can use the SHIP as both a resource and as a source of inspiration for future work promoting health. The SHIP report contains a large amount of data that may be useful for community groups who are trying to better understand health in Mississippi. Additionally, this is the first time that health has been evaluated in our state with so much input from community members and partner organizations.

Education

Teachers, students, parents, and other educational community members can have an important impact on health over the lives of Mississippi’s students. From Pre-K to college, education is an important factor good health.