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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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Parent Engagement Program

Alexis Prince has one simple, but incredibly important goal in her life. “I want to be a better parent to my daughters,” said the young mother of 10- and 12-year-old girls. “It’s easy to say that, but sometimes you need help to make it happen. It was important to learn what was going on in
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College Tours

High school senior Raven Davis stood in the student union of the University of Memphis as part of a college tour recently when she received an email that couldn’t have come at a better time. In one of the great “wow” moments of her life, Raven was reading her acceptance letter to the university at
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Sanders School Garden

Jarvonte Edwards and Lawrence Woods are more than schoolmates. They’re garden buddies in a newly cultivated plot of ground outside their classroom. “We’re out here planting all the plants and spreading the soil to make the beds,” said Jarvonte, 10, a fifth-grader at Hollandale’s Sanders Elementary School. “And we’re learning what it takes to grow
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Bringing Physical Education to Delta Schools

In most schools, structured physical education is a fundamental offering. But in a region of the nation where obesity is prevalent and preventive healthcare is hard to find, such curricula shouldn’t seem like a luxury. “Some schools don’t even have P.E. teachers,” said Leslie Johnson, a program director for the Delta Health Alliance. “Hard to
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Neighbors Organizing to Help Each Other

As a city leader, Lisa Bush knows that informed neighbors help her better understand the issues that are important to residents. Bush, an alderwoman in Leland, and also the city’s Vice Mayor, is working with Delta Health Alliance to build an active neighborhood association in her ward.  “Building a stronger, more organized conduit for information results
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Expanding Literacy in a Delta Garden

Literacy grows in a garden. Just ask Ankyla Russell. “I never knew that ‘Marigold’ was a type of flower. I never knew that word, not before this camp,” said Ankyla, a 5thgrader at Leland Elementary School. “I want to be a teacher when I grow up, and what I’m learning here will help me be
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Leland Summer Camp Expands Horizons

Caydence Bennett loves to eat ants, but only if they’re perched on a log. “Oh, they taste so good,” said the 10-year-old Leland Elementary School student. “Everyone at camp loves them.” In reality, those ants on a log are raisins in peanut butter on sticks of celery, and the camp is the Art of Living
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Mammography Screening Comes to Leland

Betty Jackson understands that distance and good health are inextricably linked in the Mississippi Delta. That’s why a new mammography program at the Leland Medical Clinic is so important. “That’s a ‘plus’ location,” said Betty, 65, a retired administrative assistant for the Leland School District. “Normally I’d have to go to Greenville for a screening,
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Deer Creek 2018 Summer Camps

Summer camps are now being offered to students of the Leland and Hollandale school districts by the Deer Creek Promise Community. As Caleb Herod, who oversees the summer camps, said, “We don’t want this to just be an extension of the school year. We want them to experience the things they may not get in
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