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Foundation Receives Grant For Reducing Health Disparities And Tackling Structural Racism

Download the press release The Foundation for the Mid South recently announced its receipt of a grant that will expand its work to promote health and well–being in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The Foundation for […]

Leveraging Federal Dollars for Family Well-being

The Foundation for the Mid South and state agencies in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi are working together to ensure that the three states bring nearly $4 million in additional federal funding to Mid South programs […]

Health and Wellness Priority

The Foundation for the Mid South’s Health and Wellness efforts empower people to improve their physical and mental health.

Tackling Diabetes in Rural Communities

About 1 million people in the Mid South—10% of the population—have been diagnosed with diabetes, with another 3 million considered pre-diabetic. The estimated annual cost of diabetes in the U.S. is $174 billion; diabetes’ price […]

Municipal Leaders Taking the Lead to Improve Community Health

Creating a healthy Mid South is a comprehensive effort, and calls for the involvement of healthcare systems, health professional and residents they serve. Municipal leaders may not be the first to come to mind as […]

Expanding Health Services to First-Time Mothers

Our region continually ranks at the bottom of many health indicators in the nation, including low birthweight babies and infant mortality. Unfortunately, the needs in the region are greater than our states’ abilities to meet […]

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