Delta Health Alliance is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that is changing health care and education in the Mississippi Delta by improving access to health services, promoting healthier lifestyles, and expanding educational opportunities. Delta Health Alliance has been a leader in supporting and operating community-based clinics that serve as a medical home for patients; implementing new technologies such as electronic health records, health information exchange networks, and tele-health diagnosis and treatment centers; managing innovative education programs in community settings; and creating robust home visitation programs that address neo-natal and early childhood education challenges.
Two principles guide our work in the Delta: using data to make decisions and building community partners to manage our programs. We seek to understand the fundamental causes of poor health and lack of education opportunity in our region through comprehensive analysis of relevant data and statistics. We fund programs that are built on the latest medical, public health, and education research. We regularly assess the performance of these programs on the basis of objective measures that are produced and recorded as part of these initiatives, and we make changes based on those outcomes. We do our work through community organizations, recognizing that long-lasting change occurs only when it originates in and is supported by the communities they serve.
Our major funding partners have included the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Mississippi Department of Health, Mississippi Division of Medicaid, Mississippi Department of Human Services, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, United Healthcare Foundation, Monsanto Corporation, Save the Children, and Delta Regional Authority. Our headquarters in Stoneville, Mississippi often serves as a center for community-based collaborative programs and educational initiatives for partnering agencies and residents of the Delta.