The Delta Health Alliance

About DHA

Delta Health Alliance is a non-profit, tax exempt 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.

Two principles guide our work in the Delta: using data to make decisions and building community partners to manage our programs.

Delta Health Alliance has been a leader in:

• supporting and operating community-based clinics that serve as medical homes 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 visiting programs that address prenatal and early childhood education challenges.

We seek to understand the fundamental causes of poor health and lack of educational opportunities 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 is nurtured and supported by the members of these communities.

Our major funding partners have included the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including Health Resources and Services Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of Adolescent Health, and Maternal and Child Health Bureau; U.S. Department of Education; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service and Rural Development; U.S. Department of Justice; Mississippi Department of Health; Mississippi Division of Medicaid; Mississippi Department of Human Services; Monsanto Corporation; Save the Children; ACE Awareness Foundation and Delta Regional Authority.

Our headquarters in Stoneville, Mississippi often serves as a center for communitybased collaborative programs and educational initiatives for partnering agencies and residents of the Delta.