Center for Population Studies

University of Mississippi

Mississippi Health and Hunger Atlas

The Mississippi Health and Hunger Atlas, modeled after the Missouri Hunger Atlas, is the first iteration of its kind in Mississippi and in the South. It addresses two important issues in Mississippi: high rates of food insecurity and poor health outcomes.

The atlas seeks to shed light on county level variations for a variety of demographic, health, and hunger indicators. Examining these indicators at a county level, patterns that are normally overshadowed by standard macro, national, level analysis, begin to emerge.

These public health policy briefs provide a range of region-specific health and hunger statistics, including rates of pre-term birth, food insecurity, and poverty, in order to provide region-specific information to stakeholders and showcase important trends.