NIH Joins with the Jackson Medical Mall to Launch
To mark the second anniversary of the National
Institutes of Health Information Center at the Jackson
Medical Mall in Jackson, MS. The center features health
information materials from many of NIH's 27 Institutes
and Centers on cancer, heart disease, dental care, diabetes,
sudden infant death syndrome, and many other health topics.
NIH experts will answer questions about:
- The launch of the National Institutes of Health/Jackson
Medical Mall Quarterly Health Series called "On the Road
to Better Health." The series includes symposiums and
community health forums, starting October 23.
- The NIH's partnership with the Jackson Medical Mall
to improve the health of area residents.
||According to the Mississippi's Department
of Health, diabetes contributes to the deaths of 1,600 Mississippians
each year; 36 percent of adult Mississippians were overweight,
and 27 percent were obese; and more Mississippians die from
cardiovascular disease than from all the State's cancers,
traffic injuries, suicides and AIDS combined.
||Scheduled speakers include:
Yvonne Maddox, Ph.D. — Deputy Director of the Eunice
Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human
Valerie Maholmes, Ph.D. — Program Director of Social
and Affective Development/Child Maltreatment and Violence,
Child Development and Behavior Branch, NICHD
Warren Jones, M.D. — Executive Director of the Mississippi
Institute for the Improvement of Geographical Minority Health
Disparities at the University of Mississippi Medical Center
Frances C. Henderson, R.N., Ed.D., Deputy Director of the
Jackson Heart Study, Jackson State University
||News conference: Thursday,
October 23, 10:00 a.m. EDT
||Jackson Medical Mall, 350 Woodrow Wilson Blvd,
Jackson, MS, 39213
*Media are invited to attend panel discussions about health information
and services, and to speak to participants and medical experts.
- Health Literary Panel for Health Professionals, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00
- Community Health Forum on Health Literary, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00
The NICHD sponsors research on development, before and after birth;
maternal, child, and family health; reproductive biology and population
issues; and medical rehabilitation. For more information, visit
the Institute's Web site at http://www.nichd.nih.gov/.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation's
Medical Research Agency — includes 27 Institutes and Centers
and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic,
clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates
the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases.
For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov