Mississippi State Department of Health

Perinatal Health: Improving Birth Outcomes in Mississippi


The Mississippi State Health Department is committed to improving birth outcomes, including the rates of preterm birth, low birth-weight births, infant deaths and maternal deaths in our state.

In addition to the services for women and infants provided through MSDH, we are collaborating with other State and national experts, clinicians, community organizations and families to promote evidence-based practices and policies across the state to improve birth outcomes. At the center of all strategies is a focus on building collaborative partnerships, using data to drive practices and reducing disparities between all populations.

Mississippi has established the following priority areas:


Priority Areas

To learn more, or to become involved in the state workgroups to address these priority areas, contact us at 601-576-7415.

For more information about Maternal and Child Health Programs and the MCH Block Grant, call 1-800-721-7222.

Links referenced on this page
Mississippi Infant and Maternal Mortality Surveillance    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/31,0,299,359,html ok
MSDH Tobacco Control program    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,0,94,html ok
Quit Smoking Today    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/43,1774,94,html ok
More about safe sleep environments    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,202,html ok
Family planning    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,107,html ok
Perinatal High Risk Management program    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,106,html ok
Healthy pregnancy    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,376,html ok
More about breastfeeding benefits and support    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,144,html ok

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