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A Health Start Through Art

The "A Healthy Start through Art" event is to celebrate local African American artists and highlight the relationship between art and health. Several different types of art will be on display including sculptures, photography, drawings and paintings.

Disparities Research Review Group

The Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities established the Disparities Research Review Group (DRRG) for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students who are conducting or planning to conduct community-based health disparities research studies. The DRRG is comprised of academic and community stakeholders who have a depth of knowledge and experience in conducting health disparities research.

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. Lectures will be held annually in the fall and will be open to all University students, faculty and the general public.

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.

Rural Interdisciplinary Case Experience (RICE) Bowl

The evolution of our health care delivery system necessitates collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to quality patient care. Although the need remains for health care professionals to effectively and efficiently work collaboratively in the delivery of patient care, our traditional systems of education poorly prepare students for this reality.

This realization was the conceptual foundation for the creation of the Rural Interdisciplinary Case Experience (RICE) Bowl. This interdisciplinary health care competition is designed to provide an experiential learning opportunity for students from multiple disciplines to work in teams to address complex rural health issues.

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.