Mississippi State Department of Health

Public health protection takes a wide variety of forms, from ensuring the safety of your food and water to setting standards for health and care facilities.

Mississippi's State Board of Health was established in 1877 to protect and advance health throughout Mississippi, and became the Mississippi State Department of Health in 1982.

Below is an outline of the major operations of the agency. They involve health protection, health promotion and health planning, and affect you and your health every day, throughout your life.

What is public health about? This video from the American Public Health Association tells what public health is concerned with, the challenges it faces, and what public health agencies like ours hope to accomplish. View full size »

More About MSDH

Disease Surveillance

Environmental Protection

Disease and Injury Prevention

Standards of Care


Keeping You Safe in Emergencies

Providing You with Information

Comprehensive Reproductive Health

Women, Infants and Children

Licenses and Records

Social Services

Links referenced
View full size »    https://youtu.be/DuBggj7Zd3A
Administration and phone numbers    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,html
General information, locations and contact    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/4,0,204,html
Here to Serve You    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,4680,378,pdf/Here_to_Serve_You.pdf
MSDH History and Public Health Timeline    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,3823,378,pdf/MSDHTimeline.pdf

Find this page at http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/index.cfm

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