FAT to Fit Olympic Games Makes Health Fun

In 2004, Jefferson County was reported as the most obese county in America. In 2010, Janell and Anthony Edwards attended […]

Take the Community Input Survey for State Health Assessment

Four years ago, we started an effort to learn about how Mississippians perceive our state’s health. That effort led to […]

American Cancer Society “Trains the Trainer” on Cancer Prevention

“We hope to prevent people from ever hearing the words ‘you have cancer,” says Beth Dickson-Gavney of the American Cancer […]

Mothers’ Milk Bank of Mississippi Gives Vital Support to Premature Infants

If you’ve ever visited a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), you’ve seen babies who can fit into the palm of […]

How to Have a Healthy Tailgate

Southerners know the first sign of autumn isn’t the changing of the leaves, but the running of the ball. Football […]

Delta Health Center Puts Childhood Obesity on the Mend

  At the Delta Health Center in Mound Bayou, teens and their parents are learning how to eat better and […]

The UPside, Episode 2: Preventative Medicine and Health Education with Joshua Mann, MD, MPH

The UPside is a series in which we learn how state agencies, businesses, and other organizations in Mississippi are helping […]

Nurses Save Lives—and Educate Communities

  When it comes to feeling better, antibiotics aren’t always the answer. Although the introduction of the drugs revolutionized the […]

Flowood Business Brings Awareness to Lupus with Annual Event Weekend

Essie Florence has been living with lupus since 1997, when she was a senior in high school. After her business […]

We Celebrated National Public Health Week 2018

UProot Mississippi builds bridges that connect Mississippians to opportunities and resources that can help inspire them to lead healthier lifestyles. […]