Through the Regional Health Council, members support:
- Faith Community Nurse/Health Ministry Advocate Training and local health ministries through an Alumni of Graduates.
- Encourage and support the establishment of farmers markets, community gardens, healthy-food convenience stores, mobile food markets and Community Supported Agriculture along with policies to protect and sustain these efforts.
- Promote school gardens as a way to bring fresh produce into school cafeterias; Support Chefs Move to School program; Promote farm-to-school program and the incorporation of fresh food into school meals including an educational component; Encourage school participation in the Alliance for a Healthier Generation; and Stage a competition for healthiest school in northwest Mississippi.
- Promote and encourage bike lanes in communities along with bike safety courses and equipment; Reduce ‘park deserts’ in communities; Encourage Safe Routes to School participation in communities; and Promote Joint Use Agreements to ensure that children have safe places to play.