MHAP is recognized nationwide as the Mississippi catalyst and convener for bringing people and groups together to serve health consumers efficiently and effectively. MHAP does this by engaging and working with local community based organizations to provide them with timely, useful resources on enrollment and post-enrollment issues. MHAP hosts annual Affordable Care Act (ACA) pre and post open enrollment meetings involving enrollment navigators, assisters, community health centers, insurers, the US Department of Health and Human Services and national health consumer groups such as Enroll America. These meetings serve to set strategic goals for open enrollment and to also identify what challenges exist and explore best practices to overcome them. While MHAP is most widely recognized for its public health policy work, we have responded to the needs of Mississippians by providing consumer health insurance assistance. Our Health Help Mississippi program provides direct enrollment assistance to consumers that are experiencing issues with both private and public insurance. Visit for more information on Health Help's services.