As part of the New Pathways to Health Initiative, ten students, staff, and faculty members from the University of Mississippi facilitated a workshop for high school students in the Mississippi Delta. Drawing primarily from J.W. Stampley Ninth Grade Academy – a public school located in Clarksdale, Mississippi – the students were provided assistance with developing research questions and planning projects to inform action on issues pertaining to health and wellbeing in their schools and communities.
Building on the Dreyfus Health Foundation’s Problem Solving for Better Health (PSBH®) methodology, this hands-on workshop included individual, small group, and large group activities. The session was held on March 1, 2014 at the Coahoma Community College Workforce Development Center. It was hosted by the Tri-County Workforce Alliance and additional assistance was provided by the Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center, Inc. The University of Mississippi facilitators included representatives from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Center for Population Studies, and the Law School, among others.
The New Pathways to Health Initiative is a collaborative partnership between the Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center, Inc., Dreyfus Health Foundation of The Rogosin Institute, Mississippi Office of Nursing Workforce, Tri-County Workforce Alliance, and the University of Mississippi Center for Population Studies. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation provides funding for this program.