While the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) is directed at improving the health of the population, 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

Check out the Community Themes and Strengths AssessmentCreate a Culture of Health action plan, and the Reduce Rates of Chronic Disease action plan.

Get Involved

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 with us!

You never know whom your work will inspire. Check out our success stories on our website, and connect with UProot on Facebook and Twitter!

Who to contact to report successes or get involved:

Katherine Richardson