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House Bill 759 created the Task Force on Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention within the Mississippi Department of Health during the 2001 Legislative session. Senate Bill 2314 revised the membership of the Task Force on Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and clarified the reporting requirement of the Task Force.
Task Force Goals
- Increase physical activity
- Decrease obesity and improper nutrition
- Decrease high blood pressure
- Decrease elevated cholesterol
- Decrease stroke
About the Task Force
Task Force members represent state agencies, private organizations, and industry representatives appointed by the Legislature.
All meetings are open to the public and offer an opportunity for public comment.
For more information regarding the Task Force on Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, please contact:
Office of Preventive Health
Mississippi State Department of Health
Phone: 601-206-1559 Fax: 601-899-0154
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Task Force Members & Meetings
Task Force Meetings
The Task Force holds regular quarterly meetings. Meeting minutes are available in PDF form.