Supporting our members as they seek to improve the overall health of Mississippians is one of our primary goals. MSMA is involved in numerous public health initiatives designed to create a healthier Mississippi.
- Physicians for a Smoke-Free Mississippi - MSMA is leading a state-wide campaign with the ultimate goal of making Mississippi a smoke-free state. In 2014, a comprehensive program involving over 4,000 office-based physicians and academic instructors across the state was launched to gain support and gather signatures from concerned Mississippians desiring to live in a smoke-free state. Over 10,000 signatures were presented to the 2015 State Legislature.
- Annual Public Health Report Card: Each year, MSMA releases its Public Health Report Card at a press conference held at the State Capitol. The Report Card is designed to educate legislators and the public on Mississippi’s public health status.
- Medicine’s Mini-Internship: Community leaders can follow in a physician’s footsteps for a day through MSMA’s Mini-Internship for Medicine program. This program helps policy and decision makers to better understand a physician’s role and impact on the local community.
- Physicians’ Economic Impact: Physicians have a major economic impact on their local communities and collectively contribute more than $6 billion to the state’s economy. MSMA regularly distributes information statewide on physicians’ economic impact to state leaders as well as to individual Chambers, economic development agencies, cities and towns.