Main Content


Marian Wright Edelman Distinguished Lectureship Series

The Marian Wright Edelman Distinguished Lectureship Series will feature nationally and internationally known scientists, educators and child advocates who will present and discuss cutting-edge research and policy issues regarding child health and child health disparities. Lectures will also highlight work in cross-cutting areas such as child education, policy, public health, medicine, social justice, and economic development. 

Mississippi Healthy Linkages Project

The ultimate goal of Healthy Linkages is to develop and implement a formal patient referral process between the University of Mississippi Health Care, Mississippi's 21 Federally Qualified Health Centers, and the Mississippi State Department of Health county clinics. The Healthy Linkages Program is committed to ensuring that patients receiving primary care from the Federally Qualified Health Centers and the Mississippi State Department of Health clinics in the state of Mississippi have "seamless" access to consultants at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Rural Health Champion Award

The Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is committed to improving the health, health care and health care delivery systems of rural Mississippi communities. As such, we admire individuals who share this commitment. Most often, this work goes unnoticed. In recognition of these individuals, our office will select one Rural Health Champion annually from the state of Mississippi.

Sports for Life

Most men need to pay more attention to their health, especially black men, who as a whole has the poorest health outcomes of any group of males in the United States. Sports for Life is a family-oriented event designed to raise awareness about minority men's health and promote the importance of routine health exams. The signature event is a 3-on-3 indoor, half-court basketball tournament with adult and youth teams.

Sports for Life will also feature a canned food drive and mobile clinic where males can receive free health screenings. Men will be provided with free health screenings and information to help them find a medical home to meet their primary care needs.