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mississippi department of health office of preventive health victor sutton director

Mississippi Department of Health Office of Preventive HealthVictor Sutton, Director

Making it possible for all Mississippians

to achieve their health potential!




Victor Sutton

Health Services

Danny Bender,




Dr.Nicholas Mosca


Infants, and


Kathy Burk

Child and



Geneva Cannon



Louisa Denson

office of women infants and children kathy burk director
Office of Women, Infants and ChildrenKathy Burk, Director
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
  • Farmer's Market Nutrition Program
  • The Commodity Supplemental Food Program
  • Breastfeeding Program
office of child and adolescent health geneva cannon director
First Steps – Early Intervention Program

MS Childhood Lead Poisoning Program

Children’s Medical Program

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Prenatal High-Risk Management

Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Office of Child and Adolescent HealthGeneva Cannon, Director
office of child and adolescent health continued
Office of Child and Adolescent HealthContinued…
  • Vaccines for Children
  • Genetics Program
  • Child Abuse Hotline
  • Infant Mortality Task Force
  • The Early Intervention Library
  • Medicaid For Children
office of women s health louisa denson director
Perinatal High-Risk Management Infant Service System (PHRM)

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring Survey (PRAMS)

Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

Family Planning

Domestic Violence Program

Osteoporosis Screening

Office of Women’s HealthLouisa Denson, Director
office of oral health dr nicolas g mosca director
Office of Oral HealthDr. Nicolas G. Mosca, Director
  • Public Water Fluoridation Program
  • Preventive Dental Sealant Program
  • School Fluoride Mouth Rinse Program
  • Dental Corrections Program
office of preventive health victor d sutton director
Office of Preventive HealthVictor D. Sutton, Director
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Community Health
  • Diabetes Prevention and Control
  • Comprehensive Cancer Control
  • Child Occupant Protection
  • Fire Prevention
  • Tobacco Use Prevention and Control
  • School Health Nurses for a Tobacco-Free Mississippi
office of preventive health
Office of Preventive Health

Preventive Health

























cardiovascular health program tennille howard director
Cardiovascular Health ProgramTennille Howard, Director
  • Develop and Coordinate Partnerships
  • Develop Scientific Capacity to Define the CVD Burden
  • Develop an Inventory of Policy and Environmental Strategies
  • Develop a State Plan
  • Provide Training and Technical Assistance
  • Develop Population Based Strategies
  • Develop Culturally-Competent Strategies for Priority Populations
cvh priority areas
Control High Blood Pressure

Control High Cholesterol

Know Signs and Symptoms; Call 911

Improve Emergency Response

Improve Quality of Life

Eliminate Disparities

CVH Priority Areas
cvh current activities
1. Health Promotion/ Education

Coordinated School Health Mini-Grants

Stroke and Heart Attack Signs/Symptoms Public Awareness Campaigns

2. Professional Education

Annual CVH Seminars

Advanced Stroke Life Support

3. Health Disparities

Federally Qualified Community Health Center Mini-Grants

CVH Current Activities
cvh current activities continued
CVH Current Activities, Continued…

4. Quality Improvement

  • Get With The Guidelines
  • Primary Stroke Center Certification
  • Chronic Disease Management

5. CVD Surveillance

  • Community assessments
  • Burden Documents
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey
cvh program partners
CVH Program Partners
  • American Heart Association
  • Mississippi Chronic Illness Coalition
  • MS Alliance for School Health
  • Jackson Heart Study
  • MS Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
  • Tobacco Policy and Prevention
  • Bureau of EMS
  • Information and Quality Healthcare
  • MS Primary Health Care Association
  • Delta States Stroke Consortium
  • MS Department of Education
  • MS Hospital Association
  • Methodist Rehab
diabetes prevention and control program cassandra dove director
Diabetes Prevention and Control ProgramCassandra Dove, Director
  • Increase Required Clinical Testing
    • Foot Examinations
    • Eye Examinations
    • Flu/Pneumococcal Vaccinations
    • HgA1c Testing
  • Reduce Health Disparities
  • Establish Success Wellness Programs
  • Establish Measurement Procedures to Track Progress
dpcp current program activities
DPCP Current Program/Activities
  • PAAC – Partnership with African American Churches
  • LEAP – Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention
  • Community Health Center Support (Diabetes Collaborative
  • Community Based Initiatives
  • Statewide Diabetes Public Health Performance Assessment
  • Diabetes State Plan
  • Continuing Education
    • IQH Symposium
    • DFM Symposium
tobacco control program tanya funchess director
Tobacco Control ProgramTanya Funchess, Director

Reduce Tobacco Related Morbidity/Mortality

  • Tobacco Use Prevention
  • Youth Cessation Programs
  • Reducing Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure
  • Identifying/Reducing Tobacco Use Disparities
tobacco control activities
Tobacco Control Activities
  • Reducing Health Disparities
  • Increasing Public Awareness of
    • Dangers of Second Hand Smoke
    • Advantages of Smoke-Free Worksites/Homes
  • Health Disparity Data Collection
  • Tobacco Control Strategic Plan
  • Tobacco Nurse Program
  • Youth Tobacco Survey
  • Cessation Grant (IQH)
tobacco control partners
Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi

American Heart Association

Information and Quality Health Care

Mississippi Alliance for School Health

American Cancer Society

American Lung Association

Local Health Departments

Tobacco Nurses

Community Youth Programs

ACT Center

Mississippi State Social Science Research Center

Tobacco Control Partners
school health nurses for a tobacco free mississippi
School Health Nurses for a Tobacco-Free Mississippi
  • 51 School Districts Across the State Have a Nurse
  • Utilize Tobacco Prevention Curriculum
  • Implement Tobacco Awareness Activities
    • Red Ribbon Week
    • Great American Smoke-Out Week
comprehensive cancer control mina li director
Comprehensive Cancer ControlMina Li, Director
  • State Plan for Cancer Prevention and Control
  • Annual Cancer Professional Education Seminar
  • Survivor/Caregiver Conference
  • Mississippi Partnership for Comprehensive Cancer Control (MP3C)
injury violence prevention branch roderick richardson coordinator
Injury/Violence Prevention BranchRoderick Richardson, Coordinator
  • Child Occupant Protection Program
    • Car Seat Distribution Program
    • Child Passenger Safety Guidelines
  • Fire Prevention Program
    • Smoke Alarm Installation Program
    • Remembering When Fire/Fall Prevention Program
    • Fire Academy For Kids
    • Fire Prevention Awareness
community health branch john hester director
Community Health BranchJohn Hester, Director
  • Advocates Community Awareness
  • Policy Development
  • Public Health Education
  • Focus on Environmental Factors
  • Coordinated School Health Education
community health strategies
Community Health Strategies
  • Preventive Screenings
  • Community Engagement
    • Schools, Worksites, Civic Organizations, Healthcare Providers
    • Seminars
    • Continuing Education
  • Healthy Choices
    • Nutrition
    • Physical Fitness
    • Safety -Avoidance of Risky Behaviors

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”Thomas Edison

Contact Info:Victor D. SuttonOffice of Preventive Heath(Ofc 601-576-7781)(Fax 601- 576-7444)Vsutton@msdh.state.ms.uswww.HealthyMS.com