Access to Healthy Foods & Safe Places for Physical Activity "BRIC"

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Building Resilient Inclusive Communities (BRIC) program was designed to address health risk factors and increase overall community resiliency for chronic disease prevention. In Holmes and Humphreys County, we address increasing food and nutrition security, improving safe physical activity access, and reducing social isolation and loneliness through a policy, systems, and environmental change lens. Join us for an empowering training hosted by dynamic speakers who will address sustainable ways to support the success of our communities.

Community Health Advisors Network (CHAN) 3rd Annual Retreat

The Community Health Advisors Network (CHAN) will host their 3rd Annual Retreat for the 5-network community health advisors, supporters, and those interested in membership. To truly address the needs of the CHAN members, the Retreat will provide opportunities for networking, engagement, and training to enhance community activities. Retreat sessions will include team building and physical activity breaks, the state of the Jackson Heart Study, and discussions on health literacy, immunization myths and brain health.

Farm to ECE (Early Care and Education)

Teaching younger children about gardening, farm visits, taste tasting fresh food from local farms and teaching children about healthy foods. Ages 0-5.

MS Diabetes Education Network Meeting

Discover your Real Colors

Real Colors is a dynamic workshop experience using a research-based temperament test. The workshop is facilitated by Glenda Crump, a certified facilitator.

Real Colors provides participants with the skills to understand human behavior, motivators specific to each temperament, and improve communication. The course is taught in a fast, fun and interactive environment.

Seating is limited to 15 due to the cost of the manual each participant will receive upon taking this course.

Reaching Health Equity through Languages Access

Provide basic knowledge on the importance of Language Access and Title VI.
Provide tools and guidance of the importance of interpreting services.

Six Thinking Hats

The Six Thinking Hats training will offer you an alternative way to think about holding meetings, discussions with employees, and brainstorming new ideas.  This opportunity begins with an introduction to Immunity to Change and moves to the Six Thinking Hats.  The Six Thinking Hats allows you to improve your problem solving and decision-making process.  It is a technique which may assist in improving productivity and eliminate unnecessary conflicts or waste time in meetings. This methodology was developed by Dr. Edward de Bono in 1985 as a “simple technique based on the brain’s various modes of thinking”. 

Seating is limited to 15 due to the cost of the manual each participant will receive upon taking this course.

Innovations in Cancer: Back to the Future

The theme Innovations in Cancer: Back to the Future” as stated will allow us to include where we are in a Post-Covid world of cancer care. We will review the strides that have been made in cancer care, challenges that still exist before, during and after a cancer experience.

The Man Cave: Time to Huddle About Men's Health

According to the experts, it’s important for men to have a place of their own. The Man Cave is that place! Men watch the game on television and in the stadiums, but the real challenge is cheering for team “you” or team “Men”. The Empowering Communities Conference Man Cave is a time to relax and learn the plays for a healthy life. It’s a moment for men to flip from being the provider to being provided for. It’s a moment to hear from the experts. It’s a moment for men to ask questions about health they do not have the answers for or do not fully understand.  Men of Mississippi let us extend our life by building a healthy playbook in the Man Cave.

Men of Mississippi come out and join the Man Cave!