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Sustainable Energy

Mississippi Communities 
With Healthy and Sustainable Families

Our Mission

Mississippi Health Professionals for Climate and Health Equity (MSHPCHE) was founded in November 2022 in response to the exacerbated health harms that children, pregnant women, those with chronic illnesses, vulnerable populations and in vulnerable communities face due to climate change.

The mission of the Mississippi Health Professional for Climate and Health Equity (MSHPCHE) is to
strengthen, consolidate, and empower Mississippi's health professionals' voice by communicating climate health impacts, advocating for equitable climate solutions to the public, health professionals, and policymakers.

Change In Climate

Climate change is a continuously evolving phenomenon, posing a persistent and dynamic challenge for both professionals and community members.


Health is influenced by climate change, amplifying current health inequalities, and exacerbating vulnerabilities among marginalized populations. 


Addressing the disproportionate impact of climate change on public health requires collaborative efforts from both professionals and community members.

We promote awareness of the connection between climate change and health equity. Our resources empower individuals to address these issues, whether healthcare professionals, educators, students, or concerned citizens, fostering a healthier, more equitable future.

Mississippi Gulf Coast captured by Dr. Gerri Cannon-Smith

Dr. Gerri Cannon-Smith

Dr. Gerri Cannon-Smith exhibits at the 2024 National Alliance on Mental Illness Mississippi State Conference

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Dr. Tracey Hayes and Faith Iseguede at Jackson State University Research Engagement Week

Dr. Kenneth Smith

Mr. Kenneth Smith, 2023 MS Medical & Surgical Association Scientific Meeting, Biloxi, MS

Dr. Gerri Cannon-Smith

Art therapist, Susan Anand ATR-BC, ATCS, LPAT, Local Artist Dr. Mini Li, and Dr. Gerri Cannon-Smith present at the 3-D Reduce, Reuse, Recycle at the Mississippi Museum of Art Summer Camp.

Mississippi Delta captured by Dr. Gerri Cannon-Smith

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