Mississippi State Department of Health

Social Services


Social work is an integral part of our public health system in Mississippi, supporting programs such as Genetics, Early Intervention, Healthy Moms/Healthy Babies, and STD/HIV. Public Health Social Workers are found in county health departments, MSDH administrative offices, and community agencies.

Services and Activities

Public health social workers perform a variety of services and activities in the community. Working through various MSDH programs, they provide supporting services for mothers and children, couples planning a family, and people living with HIV. They also help:

MSDH Programs that use Public Health Social Workers

For more information about public health social workers or any of the programs above, contact the county health department near you.

For more information about Maternal and Child Health Programs and the MCH Block Grant, call 1-800-721-7222.

Links referenced on this page
Professional Organizations    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/44,15019,167,77,html ok
Resources    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/44,15018,167,77,html ok
Family Planning Waivers    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,1459,107,html ok
More about public health social workers    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/42,0,167,61,html ok
First Steps (Early Intervention)    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,74,html ok
Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,106,html ok
Genetics    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,101,html ok
HIV/STD    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,150,html ok
Family Planning    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/42,0,107,html ok
Child Health    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,170,html ok
County health department locations    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html ok

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