• Mississippi Advocacy and Research Resources

    • Center for Mississippi Health Policy serves as a catalyst for health policy debate, providing information to policy makers and the general public and communicating research findings, that will stimulate dialogue and inform decision-making. 
    • Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians is a statewide professional association of approximately 1,016 members, including physicians, residents and medical students. Since 1949, MAFP has represented the professional interests of Mississippi family physicians, providing postgraduate medical education and encouraging medical students to enter this field and to advance the patient-physician relationship. 
    • Mississippi Health Advocacy Program is a grass-roots organization that focuses on improving health polices, practices, and funding, especially in support of the state's poor and underserved people. 
    • Mississippi Healthcare Solutions Institute is a collaboration of healthcare providers, business leaders and state officials that focus on strengthening Mississippi's economy through developing the state's healthcare industry.
    • Mississippi Health Policy Research Center, located at Mississippi State University, is an interdisciplinary unit devoted to research on issues related to health, health services and health policy. 
    • Mississippi Public Health Institute focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing communities. MSPHI promotes public health through projects in policy evaluation, community health, data analysis and health access. 
    • Mississippi Rural Health Association provides leadership for improvement in the health status of rural Mississippians through education, communication and collaboration.
    • Mississippi State Medical Association is a physician organization serving as an advocate for is members, their patients and the public health. The association promotes ethical, education, and clinical standards for the medical profession and the enactment of just medical laws.

    National Health Advocacy Sites

    • The American Academy of Family Physicians and its chapters represent 120,900 family physician, resident, and medical student members. Family physicians play a critical role in improving the health of patients, families and communities across the United States. The AAFP is committed to helping family physicians improve Americans' health by advancing the specialty of family medicine. 
    • American Medical Association is the professional organization for physicians in the United States. The association is active in legislative issues and in setting standards for medical practice and education.   
    • The Association of American Medical Colleges is a nonprofit group of medical schools, teaching hospitals and academic societies. It provides assistance for members in the areas of education, research and patient care.
    • The American Osteopathic Association serves as the professional family for more than 110,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students. The organization promotes public health and encourages scientific research and is the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical schools.  
    • The Robert Graham Center staff is made up of a group of clinician researchers and a variety of social scientists from sociologists to geographers to economists. Supporting the work of the Graham Center is our Advisory Board, which provides advice and guidance to aid in navigating the important policy issues facing primary care.
    • Mental Health America, founded in 1909, is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of Americans.
    • National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants is a non-profit healthcare advocacy organization dedicated to empowering advocates and consumers to navigate America's healthcare system effectively and facilitate informed decisions around high quality, timely, safe and affordable care. 

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