On Friday, June 13, the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) honored the legacy of Myrlie Evers, by establishing the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities. Mrs. Evers’ commitment to providing healthcare opportunities for underserved people of color inspired her to lend her name to the UMMC Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities. The newly renamed institute represents a partnership between UMMC and Jackson State University, aiming to improve geological minority health disparities. Celebration attendees included Congressman Bennie Thompson, Senator John Horhn of Jackson, Mayor Tony Yarber, among others.
UMMC unveils health disparities institute