Mississippi is playing a big role in the largest study of it's kind when it comes to mapping out the future of children's health care.
Mississippi parents, children, and researchers will be a part of an unprecedented study to shine a light on children's healthcare throughout the state and the nation.
The Magnolia State research will come from University Medical Center in Jackson.
"The study is designed to watch children as they live, and grow to help us learn about what keeps them healthy, and what may be contributing to long term illness," says researcher Sharon Wyatt.
The study will follow women with their soon to be children up until the child turns 21.
Throughout their life researchers will be looking at everything that could trigger illness from immediate surrounding to behavioral patterns.