Social work is an integral part of our public health system in Mississippi. Social workers with the Mississippi State Department of Health work in a variety of positions throughout the state: county health departments, community agencies, schools and nursing homes.
Social workers contribute to:
- Education — regarding health and human services issues.
- Advocacy — on the client's behalf with systems within and outside of the Department of Health.
- Consulation — with other professional staff.
- Community Organization — to address services and social problems affecting your health.
- Psychosocial Counseling — to overcome personal and relationship barriers.
- Case Management — to coordinate services and care for clients.
You'll find social workers available in almost every program of the Department of Health:
- Child Health
- Early Interention (First Steps)
- Perinatal Health (PHRM)
- Family Planning
- HIV /AIDS
- Tuberculosis Control
For more information, contact the health office in your county.