News

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 […]

Read More


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 […]

Read More


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 […]

Read More


Healthy Southern Cities: State Highlight: Arkansas

Healthy Southern Cities: State Highlight: Arkansas City of Clarendon, Arkansas The City of Clarendon, Arkansas lead by Mayor James Stinson III, has identified new and exciting ways to promote physical activity and have a healthy […]

Read More


Community Leadership Focuses on Improving Access to Healthy Food

A while back, the last grocery store in Itta Bena, Mississippi, closed, making it difficult for 1,800 residents to get fresh fruits and vegetables. The closure of the Big Star Supermarket forced people, like Ruthie, […]

Read More


Cultural Workers Matter

The Mid South is known the world over for its contribution of talent to literature, art, sports and music. And while the region is just beginning to understand how this rich culture can improve its […]

Read More