Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.72
Liaison Lindsey Abernathy
Submission Date July 17, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Mississippi
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lindsey Abernathy
Associate Director
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Mississippi Health and Hunger Atlas

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
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. This atlas 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 these 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. The atlas was created by UM faculty members Annie Cafer and John Green, and graduate student Rachel Haggard, who are affiliated with UM's Center for Population Studies.

Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Public Engagement
Community Wellbeing

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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