The mission of the Delta Health Alliance is to improve the health and education of the men, women, and children who make the Mississippi Delta their home. Delta Health Alliance aims to carry out this mission in three ways. First, we will seek to understand the fundamental causes of poor health and lack of educational opportunities in the region through comprehensive research programs and statistical analysis of relevant data. Second, we will fund programs to increase access to health care and education. Third, we will educate residents of the Delta in ways that encourage them to adopt healthy lifestyles.