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Social Inequities in Mississippi: A Call to Action

Jack, Leonard Jr PhD, MSc, CHES; Hayes, Sandra C. MPH; Wilson, Vernesia MPH

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: March-April 2009 - Volume 15 - Issue 2 - p 167–172
doi: 10.1097/01.PHH.0000346015.82145.bc

This commentary discusses about how social inequalities can negatively impact health and well-being across the life stages in Mississippi.

Leonard Jack Jr, PhD, MSc, CHES, is Director of the Center for Minority Health, Health Disparities, Research and Education and Endowed Chair of Minority Health Disparities, Division of Clinical and Administrative Services, College of Pharmacy, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans.

Sandra C. Hayes, MPH, is Doctoral Student, Jackson State University, Richland, Mississippi.

Vernesia Wilson, MPH, is Doctoral Student, Mississippi State University, Flowood.

Corresponding Author: Sandra C. Hayes, MPH, Jackson State University, 622 Windward Lane, Richland, MS 39218 (

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of Jackson State University or Mississippi State University. The authors have no conflict of interest.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.