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National Public Health Week

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is proud to join health departments and organizations across the nation to recognize “National Public Health Week” from April 1-7. This annual observance highlights the importance of public health and its impact on communities both here in Mississippi and nationwide.

National Public Health Week is a time to recognize the contributions of public health professionals and engage in meaningful discussions about improving the health and well-being of our nation. Public health work spans government, business, and nonprofit sectors. Some examples of public health professionals are public health physicians and nurses, community health workers, health educators, first responders, epidemiologists, restaurant and facility inspectors, lab professionals and scientists and researchers.

We encourage everyone to participate and take action in support of public health initiatives. MSDH is dedicated to protecting and advancing the health, well-being, and safety of everyone in Mississippi, with no exceptions. Each day this week, the MSDH will spotlight the services that touch every Mississippian, every day on its social media platforms and website.

  • Monday: Public Health Week
  • Tuesday: Preventive Health and Health Equity
  • Wednesday: Maternal and Infant Health
  • Thursday: Regulatory Services: Environmental Health, Licensure and Certification
  • Friday: Communicable Disease Prevention
  • Saturday: Emergency Services, Disaster Response and Planning
  • Sunday: County Health Departments-Health Services

View a video message from State Health Officer Dr. Dan Edney about Public Health Week.