Community Health

Making Proud Choices (MPC)

Making Proud Choices! (MPC) is a Safer Sex Approach to STDs, Teen Pregnancy, and HIV prevention program which aims to provide young adolescents with the knowledge, confidence, and skills necessary to reduce their risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV, and pregnancy by abstaining from sex or using condoms if they choose to have sex. The curriculum consists of eight modules delivered by trained facilitators to young adolescents.

National Diabetes Primary Prevention (NDPP)

National Diabetes Primary Prevention (NDDP) works with the community to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. We work to make it easier for people with prediabetes to participate in evidence-based, affordable, and high-quality lifestyle change programs to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes and improve their overall health. In a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program, you’ll learn, laugh, share stories, try new things, and build new habits—all while lowering your risk of type 2 diabetes and improving your health. Our lifestyle coaches are specially trained to lead the program, to help you learn new skills, encourage you to set and meet goals and keep you motivated. 

Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME)

Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) programs provide knowledge and skills for people who want to manage their type 2 diabetes and related conditions. Diabetes educators conduct each program, which addresses the needs, goals, and life experiences of people with diabetes. This program teaches you how to eat healthily, be active, monitor blood sugar levels, take medication, problem solve, reduce the risk for other health conditions, and cope with your disease. Register 

Teen Pregnancy Prevention 

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Integrating Services, Programs, and Strategies through Community-wide Initiatives was developed from CDC, the federal Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), and the Office of Population Affairs collaborating to demonstrate the effectiveness of innovative, multicomponent, community-wide initiatives in reducing rates of teen pregnancy and births in communities with the highest rates, with a focus on reaching African American and Latino or Hispanic young people aged 11 to 19 years.

Senior Living Facility (Natchez)

The Magnolia Medical Foundation plans to invest $3.4 million to renovate an old general hospital in Natchez, Mississippi, and create approximately 30 one-bedroom apartments. The facility would have management and security personnel on-site 24 hours a day and would also include amenities such as a game room, craft area, theater, computer lounge, and fitness center. (A beauty salon/barbershop would be nice.) (Hamilton, 2017)

Health Equity Programs

The Magnolia Medical Foundation health equity programs are tasked with providing everyone the opportunity to “attain his or her full health potential”. Health inequities exist when there are barriers that prevent individuals and communities from the opportunity to live their healthiest life. We aim to address avoidable inequalities for all groups, with a focus on those who have experienced socioeconomic disadvantage or historical injustice, so that all people and communities feel empowered to achieve the highest level of health.