March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and also a great time to get educated about colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum).
Did you know?
– Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death among men and women combined in the United States.
– 25-30% of CRC patients have a family history of the disease.
– One in 23 men and one in 25 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
– 60% of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented with screening. (https://fightcolorectalcancer.org/about-colorectal-cancer/general-information/facts-stats/)
Screenings Save Lives!
Encourage your friends, family & co-workers to get screened TODAY! For more information and to schedule an appointment at a SeMRHI clinic near you, call (601)658-0058.
“Social workers often are unsung heroes, but they play an essential role in helping people from all walks of life and backgrounds to live life to the fullest. During social work month, we hope you will learn more about this amazing profession, say a kind word to the social workers in your lives, and advocate for policies and legislation that benefit the profession and the populations they serve.” (socialworkers.org)
Thank you, social workers, for the quality service you provide to our patients!
The American Heart Association® and the American Medical Association recognizes practices across the country for their commitment to promoting and achieving better blood pressure control to reduce the number of Americans who have heart attacks and strokes.
As a Gold Level Award recipient, Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc. (SeMRHI) reached 70 percent of blood pressure control or higher within their patient population. Congratulations!
Did you know breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in the US outside of skin cancer? Each year in the US, about 245,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women.
Ladies, get your free clinical breast exam anytime during the month of October at one of our clinics in Hattiesburg, Beaumont, Brooklyn, Lumberton, Picayune, Seminary, or Sumrall. Follow up appointments and referrals will be available. No appointment is necessary! For more information, call (601) 658-0058.
Dr. James Griffin, MD, Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc., was recently elected 2020-2021 president of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians. He plans to use his new position to educate the Mississippians about COVID-19. Click here to check out the news interview with WDAM.
This week at Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc. (SeMRHI), we are offering free health check-ups in observation of National Health Center Week at our clinic locations in Beaumont, Brooklyn, Hattiesburg, Lumberton, New Augusta, Picayune, Seminary and Sumrall. No appointment is necessary. Click on the link below to check out the news coverage about our National Health Center Week event with WHLT 22/WJTV 12 News.
Each year the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi (CHCAMS) recognizes employees for their outstanding work as an ambassador of community health centers in Mississippi. Their dedication helps fulfill the mission and purpose of providing quality comprehensive healthcare.
This year, CHCAMS announced our CEO, Dr. Geroldean Dyse, as being the recipient of the Executive Director of the Year Award. Dr. Dyse, we applaud you, celebrate you, and thank you for a job well done!
Join us as we celebrate National Health Center Week! Free health check-ups and screenings will be provided at our clinic locations in Beaumont, Brooklyn, Hattiesburg, Lumberton, New Augusta, Picayune, Seminary, and Sumrall ALL WEEK, August 10- August 14, 2020. For more information, please call 601-658-0058.
Stop by SeMRHI Support Services Center on Wednesdays, 9 am – 5 pm, for a walk-in visit with our Optometrist. You may qualify for a voucher for a brand-new pair of eyeglasses. For more information, please call (601) 909-9390!