The Mississippi Heath Ambassador Initiative

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 […]

City of Moorhead Passes Certification Requirements

By: Rhonda Shirley The City of Moorhead farmers market passed all certification requirements by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce for the 2021 growing seasons, and was recognized as a Mississippi Certified Farmers Market. Markets apply each year for the program, and the 2022 application is well underway. As a result of this certification, fresh produce raised by Mississippi […]

Exhale: Smoke-free Air in Mississippi

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.