The mission of the Mississippi SHINE Project is to promote the health and wellness of the population within the 20 Delta counties in the southwest corner of the State of Mississippi. Our focus includes educating the residents regarding obesity and childhood poverty, increasing awareness of factors and resources contributing to their well-being, inspiring and empowering individuals to take responsibility for their own health, and ultimately improving their quality of life in a measurable way.
We would like to thank all first responders, medical professionals, and essential workers for working tirelessly to keep our communities safe and supplied!
Letter from the CEO
On Behalf of myself, the Board of Directors, and the Staff of Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center/Mississippi SHINE Project, I extend to you a warm welcome!
The health of our communities depends on having access to care and educational resources that can assure a good quality of life.
Through the Mississippi SHINE Project, we provide these resources and care by offering general health screening, oral and nutritional education, obesity management, and diabetes management. Educational sessions are conducted by certified and trained staff that change lives by directly engaging communities.
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Healthy living. Nothing less.
We hold various events to spread the good word about healthy living.
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We hold seminars and cooking events at schools and other locations to show how to plan and prepare healthy meals. We also hand out healthy eating educational materials for later reference.
We hold exercise events to show people how to plan and execute an effective exercise routine for their fitness levels and needs. We also hand out various exercise materials for later reference.
Our children hold the future, but require a different educational approach. We offer events tailored to children to keep them energized and interested in the health information we share.
We like to be proactive in our approach to medicine. We frequently demonstrate healthcare checks such as blood pressure, blood sugar, BMI, and more to keep people aware of their options for detecting and solving health issues before they become serious.
We hold demonstrations of exercise techniques, blood pressure monitoring, glucose monitoring, and more to directly show the public how to improve their health rather than just throwing information at them.
Here are a few of our past events and demos.
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This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant No. D60RH25759-04-01 for Delta State Rural Development Network Grant Program amount totaling $900,000 for grant implementation. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government