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  • Evers-Williams Institute to Host National Minority Health Month Activities

    The history of National Minority Health can be traced back to April 1915, when Dr. Booker T. Washington drafted a letter to African American newspapers urging the observance of "National Negro Health Week." As a result of his efforts, a month long initiative to improve the health of all minorities across the country is observed annually in April. The Evers-Williams Institute is pleased to join in this celebration and announces the following activities to advance health equity in our state.

    Office of Population Health

    The Office of Population Health (OPH) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) was established to accelerate the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based strategies to advance the health and health care of populations served by UMMC Hospitals and Clinics as well as residents of the state of Mississippi. We seek to fulfill this goal by working across the three main missions of the Medical Center to:

    • Improve health care quality, effectiveness and outcomes through patient education at UMMC affiliated hospitals and ambulatory care facilities;
    • Eliminate health and healthcare disparities through the pursuit of action research, the education of faculty, students, residents, fellows and staff, on the social determinants of health, and through engagement with community stakeholders;
    • Cultivate, nurture, and sustain internal and external partnerships to disseminate health-related information and knowledge intended to improve the health of Mississippians.