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 […]
It started in Metcalfe and has made its way to New Houlka with 172 additional Mississippi communities and seven counties in between. That describes Mississippi’s nearly twenty-year grassroots journey towards becoming smoke-free. Since Mississippi does not have a state-wide comprehensive lasw to prohibit smoking inside all public places, it has become incumbent upon local entities to ensure that their citizens are protected from secondhand smoke.