The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. MSDH does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
The Mississippi State Department of Health:
- Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
- Qualified sign language interpreters, and
- Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats).
- Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
- Qualified interpreters, and
- Information written in other languages.
If you need any of these services, contact the Civil Rights Coordinator by e-mail at CivilRights@msdh.ms.gov. It is advised that you do not e-mail protected health information or personally identifiable information, in order to protect your confidentiality in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
If you believe that MSDH has discriminated in any way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with:
Civil Rights Coordinator
570 East Woodrow Wilson Boulevard
Post Office Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or e-mail. If you need help filing a grievance, the Civil Rights Coordinator is available to help you.
You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights, electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
Complaint forms are available at www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.