Mississippi Public Health Institute

Congregational Recovery Outreach Program (MSPHI-CROP)​
Referrals to Treatment
500 +
Training Participants
Plus Printed Educational Resources in Circulation
The Mississippi Public Health Institute’s Congregational Recovery Outreach Program (MSPHI-CROP) aims to reduce racialized behavioral health disparities by partnering with three Hinds County congregations (Jackson Revival Center, Pearl Street AME Church, and New Horizon Church International) and the local mental health provider (Hinds Behavioral Health Services).

These churches were selected based on their respective locations, long-standing history of providing social services for members of under-resourced communities, reach to broad populations, and ardent focus on health equity, as well as a commitment to fulfill the scope of work outlined in the partnership agreement with MSPHI.

Dr. John P. Bartkowski

Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at San Antonio,
CROP Program Evaluator

In an effort to help CROP achieve its goals and objectives in a manner that is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound (SMART), Dr. John P. Bartkowski joined our team to ensure that there was a rigorous evaluation in place. His expertise in the collection and analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data shaped CROP’s training and evaluation designs and yielded the end of year results presented in the summary.

Our Work

CROP Events