University of Mississippi

New Pathways to Health Initiative

 

The Center for Population Studies (CPS) was recently awarded a three-year subcontract with The Rogosin Institute through its Dreyfus Health Foundation (DHF) division.  This is to support research and evaluation for expansion of the New Pathways to Health Initiative in five Mississippi Delta counties.  Expanding from Last year’s pilot, the New Pathways to Health Initiative is focused on health education, workforce development, and civic engagement with youth (6th through 12th grade), college students, and healthcare practitioners.  Lead partners working with DHF include the Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center, Inc., Tri-County Workforce Alliance, and Mississippi Office of Nursing Workforce.  These groups are partnering with universities, community colleges, and healthcare facilities in the Delta region of northwest  Mississippi to address critical healthcare workforce shortages and reduce health disparities.  The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is providing funding for these endeavors.  CPS Director Dr. John J. Green recently delivered a presentation in New York City concerning his decade of work in collaboration with DHF, and he highlighted the New Pathways to Health Initiative.

To read a press release from The Rogosin Institute, click here.  To watch a video featuring the New Pathways to Health Initiative, click here. To read more about the New Pathways to Health Initiative, click here.