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Mississippi

FASD State Coordinator (NAFSC Member)

Trisha Hinson, M.Ed., CMHT
FASD State Coordinator
Mississippi Department of Mental Health
239 North Lamar Street
1101 Robert E. Lee Building
Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: 601-359-6291
Fax: 601-576-4040
E-mail: trisha.hinson@dmh.state.ms.us

FASD State Task Force

Mississippi Advisory Council on FASD (MS AC-FASD)
Chair: Millicent Ledbetter
2303 Gordon Avenue
Yazoo, MS 39194
Phone: 662-746-5712
E-mail: millicent@warren-yazoo.org

FASD State Plan

Mississippi State Plan PDF icon

FASD State Resources

Mississippi has an annual statewide FASD Symposium in early September, usually on the Friday closest to September 9.

Legislative Information:

Bill Number Category Introduced Description Status

House Resolution 72 Exit Disclaimer Graphic PDF icon

Prevention

2011

A resolution acknowledging the 15th anniversary of BornFree of Mississippi, a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide an umbrella of support services to pregnant and parenting addicted mothers and their young children.

3/21/11: Approved and signed.

HB1067 Exit Disclaimer Graphic

Prevention

2010

An act to provide that the State Department of Health shall establish a Nurse-Family Partnership program in the state of Mississippi;...SECTION 1. (1) The Legislature makes the following findings:...(c) Research has shown that the Nurse-Family 25 Partnership program improves pregnancy outcomes by helping women engage in good preventive health practices, including thorough prenatal care from their health care providers, improving their diets, and reducing their use of cigarettes, alcohol and illegal substances...SECTION 2....The goals of the Nurse-Family Partnership Pilot program are to: (a) Improve pregnancy outcomes by helping women engage in good preventive health practices, including thorough prenatal care from their health care providers, improving their diets, and reducing their use of cigarettes, alcohol and illegal substances...

4/7/10: Signed by Governor, effective date of law not given.