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2023 Black History Month Resources

February is Black History Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the contributions of African Americans in the United States. While Mississippi is home to some of the most well-known civil rights activists and events in our country, we are also the birthplace of innumerable black artists, musicians, actors, educators, athletes, authors, and others who have …

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Child Safety and Protection Month

November is Child Safety and Protection Month! CSAPM was established to raise awareness about the potential dangers that children face daily. The CDC notes that an estimated 9.2 million children annually had an initial emergency department visit for an unintentional injury. Furthermore, on average, 12,175 children 0 to 19 years of age die each year …

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Halloween Safety Tips

The holiday season is upon us! For those who celebrate, Halloween is a night filled with creativity, fun, too many sweets, and perhaps a bit of stress. It’s important to remember that the quality time spent with your children is incredibly important to their healthy development, and Halloween night is an excellent time for family …

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2023 Halloween Events

Check out these family-friendly Halloween events throughout the state! Click on the individual, hyperlinked event names to be directed to their sites for more information (location, cost, etc.) Happy Halloween! Organization/Event Name Location Date/Time Trunk or Treat and Movie at the Park Ridgeland, MS Thursday, October 27, 6-8 pm Halloween Spooktacular Safestop Oxford, MS Friday, …

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World Mental Health Month

October is World Mental Health Month, and October 10 was recognized as World Mental Health Day. WMH Day is a day rooted in mental health education, awareness, and advocacy to battle social stigma. WMHD was first celebrated in 1992 as a result of the World Federation for Mental Health–every year since 1994 has had a …

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Early Childhood Council Planning Grant Award Announcement

As a follow-up to the “Untapped Potential: How Childcare and Early Education Impacts Mississippi’s State Economy” Summit held in March 2022, the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi announced planning grant opportunities for community based Early Childhood Councils.  We are thrilled to announce the following recipients of these planning grants: Oakland Area Chamber of Commerce, Columbus Mayor’s …

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2nd Annual Summit – Tapping into our Potential

Mark your calendars! On January 18, 2023, CFM will be holding our second annual Summit— Untapped Potential Part 2: Tapping into our Potential. Scan the QR code or visit our website to sign up for our newsletter so you can stay up-to-date as we release more information! For Mississippi to reach its potential, our children …

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Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. NCOAM’s purpose is to raise awareness about childhood obesity because, in most cases, it’s preventable. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that once were only seen in adults, like heart disease, high blood pressure, and …

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! NCCAM’s purpose is rooted in supporting those affected by childhood cancer as well as the fight to end this disease. In 2012, President Obama proclaimed September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to bring awareness to pediatric cancer. This is due to Cancer being the leading cause of …

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Meet our HSPH Summer 2022 Fellows!

CFM is excited to introduce our two HSPH Fellows that will be working with us throughout this summer ’22, Amit Kumar and Rosie Batista! Rosie and Amit are graduate students at the Harvard T.H. Chan school of public health and will be spending their fellowship with us working on two distinct but complementary policy briefs …

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