"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it."


Meet Our CEO


  • We had led the quest for innovation, improve outcomes, and reduce public health disparities.


  • We integrate public health research, community services, and collaborations with government agencies and community- based organizations to reduce health inequalities and promote optimal health among Mississippians. ​


  • Our work is critical. Improving health saves lives, reduces medical costs, prevent diseases, move people toward self sufficiency and improves community well-being. ​


Everyone deserves to THRIVE in good health!

Our Mission

Our Mission is to promote and improve health by engaging residents, communities and partners in establishing and implementing policies and services that prioritize residents and communities with the greatest need.


Our Vision

Our vision is to provide opportunities for better health. We improve health among Mississippi's most vulnerable neighborhoods by tackling social and physical factors that impacts Mississippians' ability to THRIVE.


Meet Our CEO

Dr. Kia Monique Jones is a public health professional and trailblazer born and raised in Jackson, MS.  Miss Jones is a product of Jackson Public Schools. She is a graduate of Provine High School and Jackson State University where she earned a degree in Biology with an emphasis of Pre-medicine. She then continued her educational advancement at Belhaven University, obtaining a Master of Public Administration. Dr. Jones received her Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at CEPH-Accredited School of Public Health at Jackson State University. Her career goal is to develop multidisciplinary and collaborative strategies for solving health-related problems and increase emphasis on disease prevention and wellness promotion.


Her research interests are cardiovascular health, health disparities, infectious diseases, and cancer epidemiology including the development and evaluation of biomedical and behavioral interventions to prevent chronic diseases. Dedicating her life to improving the lives of others is very appealing to her. She is also being challenged to utilize her skills in networking, analysis and research methods. Along this journey, she wants to consume knowledge and greater her abilities so that she may be an asset to diverse communities through public service.

Her research efforts also includes identifying scientifically proven, cost-effective, and scalable interventions and prevention strategies to be implemented as part of a high-impact prevention approach for maximal impact on health disparities in the African American community. She  would like to identify and address care gaps within the patient population, especially in communities with chronic illnesses and diseases. Her current and future plans are to secure funding of a large multi-year intervention trial to address barriers to patient education, physician referral, and systems of care that impede communication between inpatient and outpatient healthcare settings. Dr. Jones is committed to creating a dynamic, highly productive and values-based organization.

Our Services

We work tirelessly to understand the unique needs, challenges and goals of our clients. Knowing the full range of each client’s needs allows us to serve as trusted strategic advisors and be effective advocates who fully grasp the diversity of issues that may impact client objectives and outcomes.



All the research, marketing, branding and design services you need. 

Reputation  x  Visibility

 = Brand

  • Our branding services address both of these critical factors — raising the profile of your organization's expertise. THRIVE, LLC brings a refreshing scientific approach to branding. Our advice and methodology are informed by our epidemiological  initiative to uncover the tools and techniques that actually work in the real world. Stop wasting your marketing budget and start building a brand that enhances your visibility and reputation.

Policy & Advocacy

  • THRIVE, LLC works with our clients to navigate the plethora of challenges that may present themselves in various political and policy arenas as we maneuver to influence government decision making. Through our decades of experience, we’ve built a solid reputation and positive relationships with key policymakers, and our insider’s knowledge gives us a powerful edge in advancing client interests.                                                                                         

  • THRIVE provides each of its advocacy clients with a wealth of resources. Our company's philosophy is built around a team approach that is individually tailored to meet each client’s specific needs. Our advocacy services include, strategic counsel, budget advocacy, coalition building, association management, legislative tracking, message management,  legislative and policy research, relationship building, and public relations strategies.

Wellness Promotion

  • THRIVE, LLC offers project management and consulting services to help clients and partners meet their strategic goals and improve the health and wellness of individuals, families, and communities that they reach. Through our consulting services, organizations are able to benefit from our longstanding history and expertise that is rooted in evidence and practice. 


  • Through a variety of programs and policies, numerous stakeholders have attempted to promote health and wellness as a way to improve public health and reduce rising health care costs. THRIVE experts have examined wellness promotion and disease prevention programs, the effects of neighborhood characteristics — such as parks or grocery stores — on health and wellness, policy options for reducing obesity rates, and community substance abuse prevention programs.


  • We are on a journey to transform the health and well-being of populations by leveraging best practices and technological innovation for public health surveillance. Today, our services are empowering local partners to safeguard public health. We drive to enhance our client’s productivity and efficiency in public health practice. It involves strategic use of performance measures and standards to establish performance targets and goals.


  • In alignment with the organizational mission, performance management practices can also be used to prioritize and allocate resources; to inform managers about needed adjustments or changes in policy or program directions to meet goals; to frame reports on the success in meeting performance goals; and to improve the quality of public health practice.