This year’s KIDS COUNT Data Book shows Mississippi is improving in most of the areas that are measured for children’s well-being. But the state still ranks 48th in the country. A focus of the report is on how the various factors are impacting children’s mental health.
Mississippi is one of the last states to identify a case of monkeypox. But now public health officials are explaining what the next steps are since the first reported case. They aren’t revealing where the state’s first case is located but say the individual got it out of state. And it doesn’t seem they’ve given it to anyone else in Mississippi.
Wednesday, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discovered an “uncommon bacteria that causes melioidosis,’ in soil samples from the coast of Mississippi.
Language barriers can often prevent people from accessing resources like those needed to treat mental health issues. However, one Pine Belt group is finding ways to cross the language barrier for Spanish-speaking communities.
COVID-19 cases are up across Mississippi, and the spike is being felt on the Coast. When COVID-19 cases rise, you usually see more people wearing masks, and that was the case on Thursday at Edgewater Mall.
As food prices continue to increase, Mississippians over 60 years old can connect to services that provide socialization, nutrition and contribute to the overall health and well-being of older individuals.