GREENVILLE — Mississippi ranks last in the United States on a critical list of unhealthy lifestyles and medical conditions.
The state is at the bottom for sedentary lifestyle, obesity and diabetes. One Delta native is among those working hard to combat that grim reality.
Jameshyia Thompson, of Hollandale, is Delta Health Alliance’s registered dietician and oversees patients at Greenwood Leflore Medical Center and at Leland Medical Center, where her office is. She treated patients at the Good Samaritan Health Center prior to its closing Oct. 31.
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What is the Indianola Promise Community? The Indianola Promise Community (IPC) is a community-based initiative to provide children with the opportunity to succeed in school, graduate, and attend college. While it is sponsored by Delta Health Alliance, its many local partners include: Indianola School District, City of Indianola, Delta State University, B.B. King Museum, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and many others. Our office is located at 135 Front Street in Indianola, though we have staff and volunteers working throughout the city. And while we sponsor many programs, we have one priority – making sure children in Indianola have the opportunities they need to excel, so they “never miss a beat” from birth to college graduation.
• Children enter kindergarten ready to learn.
• Students are proficient in core subjects.
• Students transition successfully from junior high to high school.
• Students graduate from high school.
• Students obtain a postsecondary degree.
• Students are healthy.
• Students feel safe at school and in their community.
• Students avoid risky behaviors.
• Families are focused on child well-being and have access to information and resources
that support healthy development and success.
Purpose: to establish innovative opportunities that support youth vocabulary and reading comprehension enhancement over the summer months, while school is not in session. The goals of the program are to foster vocabulary development, an appreciation for literature, improve reading comprehension skills, reduce dropout rates, and minimize loss of knowledge over the summer. This RFP is specifically looking for programs which utilize innovative, fun, and creative approaches to developing vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.
(Stoneville, MS) – Fall means harvest time in the Mississippi Delta. Groups of dedicated gardening teams across the Delta are enjoying their harvest bounty by participating in a gardening network contest, including attending workshops on growing sustainable food supplies. – See more at: http://www.deltahealthalliance.org/pressmedia/2013-growing-together-network-announces-contest-winners/#sthash.mUBIQxAC.dpuf
(Indianola, MS) – Giving students and teachers the resources they need to succeed is the focus of a new and unprecedented partnership between the Indianola School District and the Indianola Promise Community.
Delta Health Alliance Receives $900,000 Grant from USDA for health projects
Leland Medical Clinic expands hours and services
2013 Growing Together Network announces contest winners