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When it comes to preventing teen pregnancy, Nakisha Watts wants to ensure that no group of young people falls through the cracks. “It’s so important that we have a prevention program that’s focused on those older adolescents who aren’t in high school,” said Watts, a program manager for the Delta Health Alliance (DHA). “This program
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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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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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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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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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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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Getting Healthy in the Mississippi Delta

Rosalie Womack isn’t big on chairs. At 79, she finds herself in motion, lifting weights and participating in aerobic exercises. And with a little more encouragement, she might just start doing some yoga. “You can’t just sit all day long,” said Rosalie, a retired IT manager and comptroller for a company in Greenville. “I look
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Reducing Teen Pregnancy in the Delta

Jesse James Henderson will be racing to win for the next four years, and he doesn’t plan to let a lapse in judgment slow him down. Henderson is part of a new program in the Mississippi Delta aimed at reducing teen pregnancy. Called Delta Futures, the program is helping to meet the unique challenges of
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Delta Health Alliance Receives $900,000 Grant to Provide Mental Health Services in the Delta

Delta Health Alliance has received a three-year, $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration, to significantly expand the mental health and behavioral health services it provides to patients in Sunflower and Washington Counties. According to Dr. Karen Matthews, Delta Health Alliance CEO, “Untreated mental health problems
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Leland Medical Clinic Adds X-Ray Equipment

LELAND, Miss. – Imagine an elderly woman falling on her front steps and having to be driven to another city for x-rays to determine whether she broke her hip — and then having to wait another 24 hours to receive the results of those x-rays. Until now, that scenario has been reality in this Delta
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