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Published in This Week on July 21, 2014

Jones named to health disparities institute post

 Jones_MichaelMichael Jones, chief community health officer, has been named deputy director of the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities.

In that role, Jones will direct day-to-day operations of the institute to improve health outcomes for Mississippians. He also will direct the Mississippi Healthy Linkages Initiative, a collaboration between the Medical Center, the Mississippi State Department of Health, and 21 federally qualified health center in the state to address the various causes of health-care challenges experienced by some of Mississippi’s most vulnerable citizens.

Jones also directs the Community Health Advocate Program that partners with the faith-based community and others to train lay people to assist individuals in their communities to adopt healthy lifestyles.

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