Mission: Improve the health status of Mississippians


Vision: Unite stakeholders to bring about an alignment of efforts that reduce morbidity, mortality, and cost associated with problematic disease process that plague our community

Pillars: (Our four Pillars of focus include: education, marketing, community, and networking.)


Our mission is to help hospitals, EMS agencies and communities. We have helped them by creating the STEMI System of Care (SOC)Stroke SOCCardiac Arrest Collaborative, and most recently, the Sepsis Collaborative, to provide standard care guidelines to reduce mortality, morbidity, and financial strains.

MHCA provides funding for numerous activities to reduce mortality, morbidity, and the financial burden in the State of Mississippi due to cardiovascular disease, stroke and sepsis.

  • Education of all healthcare providers who care for STEMI, Stroke, Cardiac Arrest, and Sepsis patients through MHCA symposiums, and quarterly meetings.
  • Paramedic and EMT grants that provide scholarships and training for EMS students
  • Funding for Advanced Stroke Life Support Certification for EMS and hospitals
  • Funding for technology platforms to improve efficiency of STEMI, Sepsis, and Stroke activations, such as Pulsara to quickly diagnose and treat patients these emergencies
  • We also fund artificial intelligence software for CT imaging to quickly diagnosis strokes.
  • Registry funding for several registries is used to track MS patient outcomes, including Stroke, STEMI, and cardiac arrest patients.
  • CPR in schools: MHCA paid for CPR kits for the AHA to train teachers and faculty how to teach high school students to be trained on CPR.
  • Mississippi continues to receive national recognition for MHCA’s work.