Preventable chronic diseases are prevalent in Mississippi, and disproportionately affect Mississippians who are African American, have a lower socioeconomic status, and reside in rural areas. To address health disparities at the municipal level, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation holds an annual competition for grant funding through the Healthy Hometown Award, which recognizes policies and programs that promote community health and wellness. The City of Charleston sought information about best practices in implementing municipal-level wellness policies to improve community health outcomes.
M Partner Contact Info
M Partner Director and Associate Director of the McLean Institute
University Faculty Contact
community health and wellness policies as a response to health disparities in Mississippi
Local Government / Community Contact
James C. Kennedy Wellness Center