Freddie White-Johnson, program director of the Mississippi Network for Cancer Control and Prevention (MNCCP) at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been recognized as a 2013 Rural Health Champion by the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
The award is given annually to honor those who have made notable contributions to health, healthcare, or a healthcare delivery system in a rural Mississippi community, area, or region.
Formed in 2010, the MNCCP strives to reduce or eliminate disparities in the mortality rates of breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancers in Mississippi. To that end, the Network concentrates on cancer awareness, education, research, advocacy and increasing utilization of proven life-saving early detection screenings.
White-Johnson also serves as founder and president of the Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization that offers financial support and other resources to bolster the Network’s efforts.
For more information about the Mississippi Network for Cancer Control and Prevention call 662.453.3688 or visit: http://www.usm.edu/research/mnccp