JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The state is taking another step toward motivating Mississippians to maintain good health.
The State Health Department and the Mississippi Public Health Association teamed up to hold a health walk Friday morning. Hundreds of people walked around Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson.
The two-mile walk was part of public health week. It's the first time the two organizations have sponsored a walk like this, but representatives said they hope to do so again in years to come.
The walk was aimed at inspiring Mississippians to be active and get healthy.
"The Mississippi Public Health Association wanted to bring awareness that people do need to get healthy, so it starts here because we're the Mississippi Public Health Laboratory," said Entonee Bradford, a lab technician at the Mississippi Public Health Laboratory.
The State Health Department and the Public Health Association are dedicated to calling an attention to the role of public health, through an initiative called "Building a Healthy Mississippi, One Community at a Time."
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