Mississippi State Department of Health

Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death in Mississippi, accounting for over a third of all deaths in the state. Mississippi's CVD mortality rate remains the highest in the nation.

Heart Health

About the Program

The Mission of the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program is to promote and protect the cardiovascular health of the citizens of Mississippi.


To prevent, manage, and reduce the risk factors associated with heart disease and stroke by implementing health system interventions to improve effective delivery of care, community-clinical linkages to support prevention and management of high blood pressure and diabetes, and collecting and analyzing data to guide work.



Documents and Resources


Contact us at:

Find out more about how you can be tested for high blood pressure, and what you can do about it.

Contact your local health department.

Call our Office Of Preventive Health at 601-206-1559 or our Information Hotline, 1-866-HLTHY4U.

Links referenced
County health departments »    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html
More resources and links    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,297,77,html
tools and information    https://millionhearts.hhs.gov/tools-protocols/index.html
local health department.    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/4,0,204,html

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

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