Mississippi State Department of Health

About the Agency


Mississippi's State Board of Health was established in 1877 to protect and advance health throughout Mississippi, and became the Mississippi State Department of Health in 1982.

What is public health about? This video from the American Public Health Association tells what public health is concerned with, the challenges it faces, and what public health agencies like ours hope to accomplish. View full size

More About MSDH

What We Do

Public health protection takes a wide variety of forms, from ensuring the safety of your food and water to setting standards for health and care facilities.

Below is an outline of the major operations of the agency. They involve health protection, health promotion and health planning, and affect you and your health every day, throughout your life.

Disease Surveillance

Environmental Protection

Disease and Injury Prevention

Standards of Care


Keeping You Safe in Emergencies

Providing You with Information

Comprehensive Reproductive Health

Women, Infants and Children

Licenses and Records

Social Services

Links referenced on this page
View full size    https://youtu.be/DuBggj7Zd3A
Contact and locations    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/4,0,204,html ok
Administrative staff    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,html ok
Here to Serve You    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,4680,378,pdf/Here_to_Serve_You.pdf
MSDH history and public health timeline    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,3823,378,pdf/MSDHTimeline.pdf

Resources referenced
Here to Serve You    https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,4680,378,pdf/Here_to_Serve_You.pdf ok
MSDH history and public health timeline    https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,3823,378,pdf/MSDHTimeline.pdf ok

Find this page at http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/index.cfm

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