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You can live healthy in Mississippi.

You can have a healthier life.

Whether it’s living longer and more comfortably, managing a chronic condition, or reducing the risk of developing one, you have the power to make simple changes that can improve your life.

It’s okay if change feels scary or unreachable. Free resources are available in Mississippi to help you get up and get going.

Free Health Classes in Mississippi

Chronic Disease Self-management

free six-week workshop for adults who are living with or caring for someone with a chronic condition or disability.

Diabetes Self-management

A series of free workshops designed to help those living with diabetes to understand and manage their conditions.

The Mississippi State Department of Health Office of Preventive Care manages free education programs in Mississippi. Browse below to see what would be most helpful to you.

Self-Management Programs give you the power to manage your health situation, right in your home. From how you shop to easy ways to get motivated to move, help is free and available.

Easy Everyday Health Tips

Learn to read Nutrition Food labels of every packaged food you buy in the grocery store.

Get ideas about simple ways you can move, in a way that works for you

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Getting information is your first step. Ask your doctor, or read these resources on chronic conditions common to Mississippians. It’s important that you understand the causes and risks so that you can take charge of your health, and take the first step towards improving your life.


Diabetes is a disease with serious health consequences, but it is also controllable and preventable. About 1 in 7 Mississippians are living with diabetes, placing the state in the top five nationally for diabetes rates.

Heart Disease and Stroke

Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death in Mississippi, accounting for over a third of all deaths in the state.


Obesity is a major public health concern which contributes to the major chronic disease killers in the state such as heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.