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Head Start Jobs Fair

A quality education program for children in Sunflower County begins with quality adults to lead the way. Judging by the sheer number of people who showed up at a recent jobs fair for the county’s Head Start program, the kids will be in good hands. An hour before the jobs fair began at The Capps
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Quality Childcare Initiative Staff Recognition

Tara Nelson’s love of children drove her to excellence. “It’s seeing their eyes light up when they learn something new,” said Tara, a childcare instructor at Mother Goose Learning Center. “I have a love for children and that’s what caused me to do it.” What Tara and 20 other area childcare instructors have done is
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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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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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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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