AIM for CHangE
Advancing, Inspiring, Motivating for Community Health through Extension (AIM for CHangE) promotes improved access to healthier foods and addresses public transit and walkability to schools, worksites, parks, and recreation centers, through implementing master plans and land-use intervention. The Mississippi State University Extension Service, partnering with the Mississippi Public Health Institute and University of Mississippi Medical Center, received the $5.5 million AIM for CHangE grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help Mississippians battle obesity.
AIM for CHangE takes a comprehensive approach that also takes environmental and policy-level approaches, such as outdoor recreation, community walkability, and educational programs, to help communities address issues. University departments of agricultural economics, kinesiology, and landscape architecture, as well as the Extension Center for Government and Community Development, are participating in AIM for CHangE to support solutions that develop a healthier culture across Mississippi.
Mississippi State is launching a comprehensive initiative to help Mississippians battle obesity with a $5.5 million grant awarded to MSU Extension by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.