By: Jessica Breazeale, MHAI Program Coordinator On August 11, 2022, after having monthly virtual meetings, the Mississippi Health Ambassadors Initiative (MHAI) hosted an in-person luncheon at the Mississippi Sports Museum where ambassadors came together to network and fellowship with other members of the program. Sixty-four ambassadors gathered to learn about various health topics from Dr. Thomas Dobbs, Dr. Daniel Edney […]
With the guidance of the Mississippi State Department of Health, PHM facilitates discussions between Dr. Thomas Dobbs, our previous state health officer, and 150 public health-conscious Mississippians. This initiative, which began in September 2021, has conducted a monthly call between Dr. Dobbs and the ambassadors covering health topics that are often insightful and pertinent to the current state of wellness […]
The American Heart Association is boldly responding to issues surrounding healthy food access and nutrition security in Metro Jackson communities. The AHA has identified significant funding from local companies and individual donors to support the UMMC EversCare Clinic Food Pantries, which provide approximately 7,200 pounds of food to community members each month.