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Mississippi Resources

The Impact of Preventive Screening Resource Distribution on Geographic and Population-based Disparities in Colorectal Cancer in Mississippi
Reports on a study examining the geographic distribution and resulting disparities of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening resources and CRC outcomes in rural and urban Mississippi.
Author(s): Fazlay S. Faruque, Xu Zhang, Elizabeth N. Nichols, et al.
Citation: BMC Research Notes, 8, 423
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
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Testimony by Kristi Henderson, University of Mississippi Medical Center, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Testimony presented at a May 7, 2015 Labor-HHS Subcommittee hearing on rural health. Discusses how telehealth is improving healthcare in rural communities. Includes examples of telehealth across the nation, with more in-depth information about the telehealth services available to rural Mississippi through the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Center for Telehealth.
Author(s): Kristi Henderson
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Appropriations
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Mississippi State Rural Health Plan
Describes plans for implementing and developing healthcare services, provides a definition for rural areas of the state, and defines rural facilities. Includes demographic statistics and core health indicators.
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Mississippi State Department of Health
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The Financial Health of Publicly Owned Rural Hospitals in Mississippi
A study of Mississippi's publicly owned, rural hospitals' financial health.
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Mississippi Office of the State Auditor
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Mississippi Project ECHO
Offers specialty training for a variety of healthcare professionals via online video conferences. Format includes didactic presentations led by UMMC specialists and several case presentations. Participants may be able to receive health education credits.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) Center for Telehealth
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Appalachia Nonprofit Resource Center
Offers free resources on financial management, sustainable operations, and fundraising, as well as other tools to meet the needs of Appalachian nonprofits.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Journal of Appalachian Health
Highlights issues relating to the health and wellness of rural Appalachian communities. Features peer-reviewed, open access research on health outcomes in Appalachia.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky College of Public Health
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Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia: Disparities and Bright Spots
An initiative focused on health outcomes in Appalachian communities. Provides access to health disparities data on health status, healthcare delivery, and social determinants of health indicators for counties within the rural Appalachian region. Also identifies and provides case studies of "Bright Spots", counties in the region with better-than-expected health outcomes.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Contains cancer incidence and mortality data for a number of states, with the option to view data by county, cancer type, gender, race and ethnicity, and in most cases, rural/urban geography.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: University of Kentucky
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Mississippi
State-level data on population, poverty, food security, educational attainment, employment, and income. Includes data for rural areas, urban areas, and the state as a whole.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Additional resources are available. See a full list of Mississippi Resources.

Last Updated: 5/4/2021