The Jackson State University/Jackson Heart Study Community Outreach Center is funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI),  National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHSN268201300050C (ARTICLE H.20 of JHS Contract).



National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

The NHLBI stimulates basic discoveries about the causes of disease, enables the translation of basic discoveries into clinical practice, fosters training and mentoring of emerging scientists and physicians, and communicates research advances to the public. It creates and supports a robust, collaborative research infrastructure in partnership with private and public organizations, including academic institutions, industry, and other government agencies. The Institute collaborates with patients, families, health care professionals, scientists, professional societies, patient advocacy groups, community organizations, and the media to promote the application of research results and leverage resources to address public health needs. The NHLBI also collaborates with international organizations to help reduce the burden of heart, lung, and blood diseases worldwide.

Learn More About NHLBI


National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s premiere medical research agency. NIMHD’s work touches the lives of millions of Americans burdened by disparities in health status and health care delivery, including racial and ethnic minority groups, rural populations, populations with low socioeconomic status, and other population groups.


NIMHD’s mission is to lead scientific research to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. To accomplish this, NIMHD

  • Plans, coordinates, reviews, and evaluates NIH minority health and health disparities research and activities;
  • Conducts and supports research in minority health and health disparities;
  • Promotes and supports the training of a diverse research workforce;
  • Translates and disseminates research information; and
  • Fosters innovative collaborations and partnerships.


NIMHD envisions an America in which all populations will have an equal opportunity to live long, healthy, and productive lives. To accomplish this, NIMHD raises national awareness about the prevalence and impact of health disparities and disseminates effective individual-, community-, and population-level interventions to reduce and encourage elimination of health disparities.


NIMHD was first established as the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities in 2000 and redesignated as an Institute in 2010, as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148). The Institute’s full history dates back to the creation of the Office of Minority Programs in the NIH Office of the Director in 1990. Then in 1993, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established the Office of Research on Minority Health, which developed a research agenda for minority health at NIH.

Learn More About:  National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)


A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIH is the largest biomedical research agency in the world.  NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.

Learn More About:  National Institutes of Health (NIH)



Press Releases

Public Interest News Items

Health Information for the Public

Related NHLBI Websites/Educational Tutorials

Risk Assessment Tool for estimating risk of having a heart attack

Heart and Vascular Diseases


News Releases

News and Events

E-News letter

Education, Training and Outreach Programs

Funding Opportunities

NIH Links

News and Events 

News Releases