Applications for Program Year 3 have closed.
The Mississippi Health Ambassador Initiative (MHAI) is a community health program designed to provide Mississippians with guidance and resources around protocols, behaviors and social norms related to COVID; and direct engagement on vaccine outreach with a particular emphasis on underserved communities by partnering with community partners.
With an opportunity to effectively impact the infection rates in the state, we must focus our efforts on dispelling myths and misinformation in all regions of the state while addressing vaccine hesitancy and specific concerns raised by those in communities represented by Health Ambassadors. Through an organized grassroots and media campaign, we will work to re-energize existing pro-COVID vaccine messengers, as well as recruit, educate and incentivize new ambassadors that will advance efforts for a COVID-free environment in Mississippi.
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The funding for the Mississippi Health Ambassadors Initiative is provided by a grant from the Mississippi State Department of Health.