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. […]

An Interview with Keba Laird, School Health Coordinator for the Clinton Public School District

  The Clinton Public School District knows how to get kids to eat their veggies. As Child Nutrition Supervisor for […]

Youth Health Symposium Inspires Next Generation of Community Health Leaders

    What if you got experience for your future career as early as high school? The Academies of Jackson […]

Walking Together to a Healthier Future with Linda Fondren

“Linda, I wish I’d lived my life more for myself.” That’s what Linda Fondren, founder of ShapeUp Mississippi in Vicksburg, […]

Dignity Period Oxford Helps Women and Girls Reclaim Their Self-Esteem

  It started out as a chance meeting.   The two women—Kate Roos was in Knoxville and Bloom, a Mississippi […]