The Mississippi Rural Health Association (MRHA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit grassroots membership organization working to improve the health status of rural Mississippians. MRHA's broad-based membership provides networking opportunities and strives to communicate with and educate government agencies, rural consumers and health professionals about timely issues affecting rural health. Anyone with a stake in Mississippi's rural health care is invited to join.
Mississippi State University Extension Service supports the activities of MRHA through active membership and participation in Association sponsored projects and events. The MRHA's office is located in Madison at 31 Woodgreen Place. Information about membership and conferences can be obtained on their web site at http://www.msrha.org/.
A summer program application process is underway for high school juniors looking for a jump-start on college and exposure to careers in medicine and science.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The first in a series of webinars designed to prevent opioid misuse in the agricultural community and improve treatment for pain is scheduled for Jan. 29.
Talking to Farmers About Their Pain, a one-hour program delivered via the web, addresses the occupational sources of chronic pain that producers deal with as a result of farming-related accidents, surgeries or strain from repetitive movements. Designed for health care professionals, the module focuses on how to improve communication between medical care providers and patients about occupational pain.
A million-dollar grant acknowledges that farmers and families living in rural areas battle many of the same mental health challenges as urban residents face.
Mississippians can do their part to combat the national opioid crisis and protect their home environments by dropping off unused medications at take-back sites around the state on Oct. 27.
Do you know a high school student interested in working in the medical field or a related science career one day?
The Rural Medical and Science Scholars program could be for them.
(Photo by Kevin Hudson)
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