JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) needs your feedback on its first Mississippi State Health Assessment, a tool that will help shape public health efforts and policy in the coming years.
“This assessment is an opportunity for us to improve the state public health system. While we always work with partners and advocates, it’s also critically important to hear from the people we serve – all Mississippians,” said State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier. “It is crucial to get feedback from as many Mississippians as possible to help us create a thriving public health effort that is supported by active and committed citizens and organizations.”
Nine areas of improvement have been identified to help MSDH make strides in improving the lives of Mississippians. They are: improving access to care, building healthy communities, improving infant health, reducing risky sexual behavior, reducing the rates of chronic disease, improving mental health, increasing educational levels, reducing poverty, and sharing public health goals.
Learn more about these nine important areas and give us your feedback by visiting our website at HealthyMS.com/future.
For an in-depth look at the key findings of the State Health Assessment, the public is also invited to attend an upcoming presentation online. These live, over-the-Web presentations are an opportunity to ask questions and learn more from some of the public health professionals involved in the Assessment.
The webinars are scheduled for:
- 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 1
- 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday April 2
Space is limited to 200 participants per session and registration is required. Visit http://HealthyMS.com/future to register for a webinar.
Follow MSDH by e-mail and social media at HealthyMS.com/connect.
Press Contact: MSDH Office of Communications, (601) 576-7667
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