RESEARCH TO INFORM MISSISSIPPI HEALTH POLICY

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  • One tool in the box to support maternal and child health in Mississippi
    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

    By Eden Blackwell Since the early 2000’s the United States experienced a rise in the number of preventable pregnancy-related deaths as well as maternal and infant illness despite broader access to healthcare through insurance, managed care, and health educators. Mississippi … Continue reading

  • Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

    by Zach Smith The Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) provision, an often-forgotten part of the Affordable Care Act behind more well-known provisions, such as individuals being allowed access to insurance with a pre-existing condition or individuals being allowed to stay on … Continue reading

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  • Last modified: May 20, 2020

    Infant mortality continues to be a significant public health problem in Mississippi. Infant death rates in the state remain the highest in the U.S., despite recent declines in the state’s rate to a low of 8.8 deaths per 1,000 live … Continue reading

  • Last modified: February 10, 2020

    What the research says: A recent report from the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine suggested that conclusive or substantial evidence exists for the use of cannabis, or marijuana, as an effective treatment for chemotherapy-induced nausea, and chronic pain. … Continue reading

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