@JHCHCMS would like to thank Tougaloo College for honoring our organization as a healthcare pioneer. United States Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, visited Tougaloo College as part of an opportunity to honor healthcare pioneers, as well as to celebrate local endeavors to promote wellness within the state of Mississippi. With a goal of maintaining a healthy community, state, and nation, the 20th Celebration of the Center will consist of honoring several healthcare pioneers. Among the honorees are National Medical Association President Dr. Doris Browne and Civil Rights icon and Jackson Medical Mall Founder Dr. Aaron Shirley (posthumously). Civil Rights icon Dr. Robert Smith, who was one of the founders of the Medical Committee for Civil Rights and the Committee for Human Rights, will also be recognized, as well as the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center and former executive directors of the Center. As more community members learn about Dr. Adams’ visit to campus, the excitement is spreading. As Dr. Adams has recently addressed the need to reduce the state and national opioid abuse epidemic as part of his national public education campaign, the US Surgeon General’s visit to Tougaloo College helps call attention to the crisis, which affects many Mississippians.