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Opioid Forum

David Trewolla has an important message for those tempted by opioids: “You have no idea the damage it will cause in your life. Your family, your job, your finances – it will destroy them all.” Trewolla, state opioid coordinator with the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, was one of four speakers at a recent opioid
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DCPC Literacy Coalition Week

Shambria Chillis wants to pass on her love of reading to her children. She knows that the simple act of watching her read can have a profound influence in their lives. “Skylar is a kindergarten student at Leland Early Learning Institute,” Shambria explained. “I want to encourage him to read more and instill the love
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Mobile Clinic Rolling

A mobile health clinic rolled inside the Washington County Convention Center here this spring and the reception was overwhelming. “The business people and manufacturers who attended the annual economic development meeting just loved it,” said Stephanie Patton with the Delta Health Alliance (DHA), which oversees the Leland Medical Clinic and its mobile clinic. “They walked
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Delta Health Alliance receives HRSA funding for Maternal & Child Health program

The Health Resources and Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a five-year funding grant to Delta Health Alliance to increase maternal and infant outcomes for expectant moms and families in four rural counties through its Delta Healthy Start Collaborative.  The Delta Healthy Start Collaborative, which is part of
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Deer Creek Dinners

Ranch chicken and asparagus, spaghetti with Italian turkey sausage, cheeseburger salad. When residents get to know these dinner recipes, they get to know the Leland Medical Clinic. Through a new program called Deer Creek Dinners, the Leland Medical Clinic is placing branded recipe cards with the clinic logo at Stop N Shop grocery stores in
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Delta EATS Grant

Ryan Betz envisions a day when as much as 15 percent of the food served in Hollandale, Leland and Shaw schools is coming from local gardens and farmers.  “We’re still a long way off, but we have to take small bites to get to where we want to be,” said Betz, a certified gardener and
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Focus Groups

A group of six parents sat together in this small Delta town recently and shared one common goal: Improving the lives of their children through stronger families, and, ultimately, creating a better community in which to make those successes a reality. “How can we find programs to help us as parents locate the help we
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Leland Medical Clinic Becomes National Health Services Corps Site

Leland Medical Clinic (LMC), supported by Delta Health Alliance, was notified recently by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration’s Bureau of Health Workforce that it is now an officially designated National Health Service Corp (NHSC) site.  This designation will help LMC attract more primary care and mental health providers
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DREAMS New House

Sheila Rosco became emotional recently as she carried boxes into the place she plans to call home for the rest of her life. “I’m just so overwhelmed and excited that I’m a homeowner,” Sheila said as her voice broke fighting back tears. “It was a long process, but I did this! My children are so
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STAR

In a region of the country where impediments to succeed exist at nearly every turn, alcohol and drug abuse can make life in the Mississippi Delta seem like a hammer ready to strike. The epidemic of drug overdoses, often perceived as a largely white rural problem, made striking inroads among black Americans in 2016, according
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