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.

Focus on

Community Themes and Strengths Assessment;

Create a culture of health action plan;

Reduce rates of chronic disease action plan

(Contact info to volunteer for School Health Council)

Get Involved

Volunteer for a school health council.

As part of the Mississippi Healthy Students Act, all Mississippi public schools are required to form School Health Councils to provide guidance for the school health program.  The law states that each School Health Council must include a local health care professional.  It is sometimes difficult for school administrators to recruit local health care professionals to serve in this capacity.  By volunteering through this site, you are authorizing us to notify your local school district that you are interested in serving in this capacity.
Share success stories. Your efforts will inspire other
Who to contact to report successes or get involved:
Angie Gainey at

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