MSPHI assists the MSDH Office of Tobacco Control with ongoing implementation and update of the five-year strategic plan to address tobacco use and treatment in Mississippi. MSPHI also assists with coalition development through training and technical assistance for tobacco-free coalitions.
MSPHI works with the Mississippi State Department of Health’s (MSDH) Office of HIV/STD to organize a department-wide work group, develop an evaluation plan and guide staff to implement community-based data collection and analysis for MSDH HIV/STD programs.
Together on Diabetes™ – U.S. is a five-year, $100 million initiative that was launched in November 2010 by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to improve health outcomes of people living with type 2 diabetes in the United States. Together on Diabetes works by strengthening patient self-management education, community-based supportive services and broad-based community mobilization. In line with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s mission to reduce health disparities, this initiative will target adult populations disproportionately affected by type 2 diabetes.
In Mississippi, the MSPHI is developing a coordinated, evidence-based, community approach and plan to systematically lower the incidence and severity of diabetes in the Delta.