The MHA Health, Research and Educational Foundation, Inc., chartered in 1970, is a not-for profit-foundation (501-c-3) whose purpose is to recruit and retain qualified personnel in health professions, improve Mississippi health-related educational programs, award scholarships/fellowships, promote research in health care fields, and make grants/donations for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes.

Within the Foundation are the MHA Education Department, the MHA Health Careers Center, the MHA Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program and the Mississippi Office of Nursing Workforce.

Marcella McKay, PhD, serves as President/CEO of the Foundation. For more information, contact Marcella at (800) 289-8884, (601) 368-3220 or

Current Grants:
  • MS Delta Rural Hospital Electronic Health Record Project
  • Healthcare Workforce Initiative
  • Mississippi Hospital Emergency Preparedness Grant
  • Mississippi Geriatric Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) Initiative