Mississippi State University Extension Service recognizes that local citizens can and are doing much to impact health in their communities. Both county and state health coalitions are actively working toward improving health conditions. These coalitions are organizations made up of diverse groups of individuals who are interested in seeking solutions to common health problems or concerns. MSU Extension Service is currently partnering with community-based coalitions in 56 of the state's 82 counties. In addition, state coalitions are seeking to address issues of access, cancer control, and chronic disease. By working together, we can raise Mississippi's health status to a new level.
To help confront mental health issues facing the nation today, the Mississippi State University Extension Service is offering unique first aid training to all its employees.
A commitment to improving public health issues in Mississippi has brought David Buys to the presidency of the organization dedicated to similar goals.
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.
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.
Start small, but start today. That’s what Scott Stokes was thinking last year when he brought out his bicycle after a 12-year hiatus and started riding again. A new Mississippi State University Extension Service program encouraged him to get back on track. (Photo by Kevin Hudson)
Winston 100 Wellness on Wheels cyclists ride through the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge as the sun rises over a cool fall 2018 morning.
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