Every wonder how Mississippi gets ranked as the unhealthiest state?
Now you have a chance to prove them wrong — or right. And get paid to do it.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey is coming to Harrison County from Oct. 10 through Dec. 19.
It’s the most comprehensive survey of the health and nutritional status of people in the United States.
It helps the CDC get crucial data on public health issues and “serves as the nation’s ‘health check-up,’” said CDC Director Thomas Frieden in a press release.
The data has “a far-reaching and significant impact on everything from the quality of the air we breathe, to the vaccinations you get from your doctor, to the emergence of low-fat and “light” foods on the shelves of your grocery store,” the press release said.
The county is one of 15 chosen to participate this year, and about 5,000 people participate each year.
Participants are selected at random, and you have to be invited to participate. Those selected will be compensated and get travel expenses reimbursed up to $125.
A health and nutrition evaluation is give to each participant. All the information collected is confidential by law.