The MPHA Pine Belt Chapter is made up of individuals interested in advancing public health in Covington, Forrest, Greene, Jeff Davis, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Perry and Wayne counties. If you fit this description and would like to join, just check the “Pine Belt Chapter” box when joining or renewing your membership with MPHA.
The purpose of the Pine Belt Chapter of the Mississippi Public Health Association is:
1. To provide and distribute information to public health professionals through workforce education, development, and enhancement.
2. To work closely with city/town governments, business community leaders, civic organizations, educational institutions and other key stakeholders in the Pine Belt area to identify health issues facing communities and potential interventions and solutions.
3. To provide a forum for health professionals in the Pine Belt that extends networking opportunities to its members and supports public health leadership, education and advocacy.
4. To advocate for public health issues affecting Pine Belt communities through research, campaigns, and community education.
Chair – Dr. Jude T. Haney
Co-Chair – Dr. Nita Magee
Secretary/Treasurer – Adina Whalum
Advocacy Committee Chair – Vickie Reed
Education Committee Chair – Brandi Sanford
Chair Emeritus – Ivie Rivers