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Delta Health Alliance receives $150,000 grant from the Phil Hardin Foundation

Delta Health Alliance has been awarded a new $150,000 grant from the Phil Hardin Foundation to implement programs in the Ruleville elementary school to ensure incoming students are academically ready for kindergarten and to provide third grade students with the support they need to pass the third grade reading test.  The grant will cover the
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Delta Health Alliance’s garden projects are bringing in BIG harvests!

Thanks to two new grants, Delta Health Alliance’s school and community garden program is expanding.   With $8,000 in funding from Monsanto and $34,961 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more children will get hands-on experiences with gardening and learning about healthy eating. Funding from Monsanto in Hollandale will be used to install, build, and develop
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Agencies team up to reduce diabetes and preterm births in the Delta

The Medicaid budget is the largest of any state agency in Mississippi, spending more than $6 billion a year. To help reduce costs and improve patient care, the Division of Medicaid has teamed up with Delta Health Alliance and Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, to manage a pilot project aimed at reducing
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MSU announces new Mississippi Education Policy Fellows

New Mississippi Education Policy Fellows held their first meeting earlier this month at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson. (Photo by Kristen Dechert)   Eighteen teachers and administrators are new selections for the Mississippi Education Policy Fellowship Program. One of 13 in the U.S., the Magnolia State organization is a collaboration among Mississippi State
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Delta Health Alliance receives $500,000 grant to address violence against women in four Delta counties

The United States Department of Justice has awarded a three-year, $499,945 grant to Delta Health Alliance to create rapid response teams in four Delta counties to address violence against women.  The four counties are Bolivar, Leflore, Sunflower, and Washington. Called the Delta Abuse Response Team network, or DART network, these teams will provide services for
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New Test Scores Show Marked Improvement in Children Entering Lockard Kindergarten

New test scores released this week by the Sunflower County Consolidated School District show marked improvement in the number of students entering Lockard’s kindergarten class who are at grade level and reading proficient. According to Josh Davis, Delta Health Alliance vice president and coordinator of the Indianola Promise Community, “As the school district has done
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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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