Advancing the Healthcare Workforce

  • RURAL MEDICAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM (MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY) will identify and engage junior and senior high school students in academics and experiences relevant to primary care.
  • DELTA REGION – HEALTH EDUCATIONĀ  LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (UMMC) focuses onĀ  improving coordination among rural health care training programs in the Delta Region.
  • MINORITY RURAL HEALTH PIPELINE PROGRAM (UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA) seeks to increase the number of minority students from rural Alabama counties and increase the number of applications to the Rural Medical Scholars Program and medical education programs.
  • MISSISSIPPI HIGH SCHOOL NURSE MENTORSHIP ACADEMY (MS HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION) focuses on increasing the number of high school seniors in Mississippi who enter nursing and allied health careers.
  • HIM PRE-ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (AHIMA FOUNDATION) introduces high school students and unemployed/second career workers to the health care field; provides a pipeline to higher HIM education; and provides training for community college faculty.
  • RURAL HEALTH SCHOLARS PROGRAM (UMMC) provides real-world experiences in a rural community-based clinical setting by pairing fourth year medical students and residents of UMMC Primary Care Residency with preceptor physicians from participating sites throughout MS.
  • BEHAVIORAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH EQUITY PROJECT (JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY) serves as a resource center for customized training, organizational capacity building, and dissemination of workforce development-related resources.
  • STD/HIV PREVENTION TRAINING CENTER assists health professionals in public, private, and community settings in developing the skills necessary to successfully implement evidenced-based interventions and public health strategies to prevent or reduce behaviors that place a person at risk for acquiring and transmitting HIV or other STDs.