Mississippi Association of Partners in Education #PartnershipPower
2017 Partnership Excellence Award Jackson Public Schools and University of Mississippi Medical Center- Programs and activities to address health through prevention and education
Volunteers: 300+ Partnership duration: 2 years
UMMC, with help from its Office for Community Engagement and Service Learning, actively seeks opportunities to form community partnerships that advance and support student learning while also contributing to better health. It's fitting that the first UMMC-wide service endeavor was aimed at improving literacy; after all, health literacy begins with literacy. In January 2016, UMMC partnered with JPS Partners in Education and Innovations in Learning to become the largest corporate and higher education participant in the TutorMate Program, a record it continues to hold in the program's second year.
UMMC School of Nursing nurse-managed school clinics
UMMC School of Dentistry Give Kids A Smile
Discover Nursing Day
Kindergarten hand-washing project, etc.
Expose students to healthcare careers
Health academy students can screen for chronic health issues
Health Academies offered at all seven JPS high schools