Community and School Health Education works with other organizations and programs to raise awareness of important health issues at the school and community level. Its activities are coordinated with the MSDH Chronic Disease program.
Health Promotion Clearinghouse
The Health Promotion Clearinghouse focuses on the primary and secondary prevention of chronic illnesses, their related risk factors, and injuries through the dissemination of pertinent health education and promotion information. The Clearinghouse showcases model programs, health education materials, journals and newsletters, policies and legislation, general health promotion information, and presentation materials. To Contact Program Staff, call (601)-576-7781.
Comprehensive School Health Program
The mission of the School Health Program is to increase the proportion of schools that implement the eight components of a Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP). The school health coordinator acts as a liaison to the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) and the Mississippi Alliance for School Health (MASH).
Mississippi Alliance for School Health (MASH)
MASH is the statewide coalition whose mission is to promote and encourage coordinated school health programs in the Mississippi public schools. The membership includes youth, professional, and lay representatives of the public and private sector throughout all areas of Mississippi who are interested in coordinated school health programs and endorse the mission of the coalition.
Action for Healthy Kids
Action for Healthy Kids promotes physical education and nutrition in the school setting. Find out more about its programs on the AFHK web site.