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The School of Population Health is teaming with Dispensary of Hope to study the effectiveness of their medication distribution program on health outcomes and costs. UMMC is also in talks with Dispensary about how to bring the program to one of the Medical Center's facilities, such as the Jackson Medical Mall pharmacy where fourth-year School of Pharmacy student Nick Westbrook is shown checking his notes.

School of Population Health dispenses research expertise for charity medication network

Monday, December 3, 2018

The John D. Bower School of Population Health has partnered with Dispensary of Hope, a nonprofit organization that distributes medications free of cost to pharmacies serving low-income and uninsured populations, to study Dispensary’s activities to determine best practices for improving health outcomes and decreasing health care costs. Read More

New degree helps clinicians master population health management

New degree helps clinicians master population health management

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The School of Population Health has expanded its degree offerings this fall, including an online master's degree in population health management. This innovative program is designed to train experienced clinicians in techniques that will help them improve health outcomes and reduce health care spending. Read More

NHLBI renews landmark Jackson Heart Study for six more years

The Jackson Heart Study, a collaboration between UMMC, Jackson State University, Tougaloo College and the community, has been working to improve African-American cardiovascular health for nearly 20 years. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute announced Tuesday its renewed support for the JHS. The next phase includes a fourth physical exam of all participants, educational opportunities at UMMC and a partnership with the Mississippi State Department of Health.

Published on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Lacking concussion system, Mississippi athletes in contact sports at risk

When an athlete in any contact sports suffers a suspected concussion, who recognizes it and decides what to do next? Mississippi has no system that keeps all kids equally protected, especially one that makes a health care professional on the sidelines a given. A UMMC researcher and her team are developing a statewide contact sport concussion prevention system – and a better culture of safety.

Published on Thursday, August 30, 2018

Lifestyle management, chronic diseases go hand in hand

Whether it’s diabetes, cancer or asthma, chronic diseases can control your life. But for some, that control can be flipped through lifestyle changes. UMMC’s Everyday Wellness is offering three different programs to give employees and their families tools for diabetes prevention and management, and self-management of other chronic conditions.

Published on Monday, April 30, 2018

New treatment collaborative pinpoints pre-diabetics early

Among Mississippi’s staggering health challenges is a disease that affects 15 percent of the adult population. A new collaboration between the John D. Bower School of Population Health and the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center aims to avert full-scale diabetes by early identification of those at risk.

Published on Monday, April 16, 2018

Population health expert to talk Mississippi moon shots, diabetes

Published on Monday, April 9, 2018

Photos: UMMC hits the pavement for National Walking Day

Published on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Revamped menu, mindful choices give cafeteria patrons healthy options

Published on Thursday, February 22, 2018

'A healthier Mississippi' goal of new residency program

Published on Thursday, January 11, 2018

New UMMC research building to promote 'discovery to recovery'

Published on Friday, November 10, 2017

Population health: big data, big solutions

Published on Thursday, November 9, 2017