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Delta Health Alliance receives Whole Kids Foundation grant to purchase garden tools, seeds for Leland and Hollandale school gardens

Delta Health Alliance announced today that it has been awarded a $4,000 grant from Whole Kids Foundation to expand its Delta EATS (Edible Agriculture Teaching Students) education garden program for two schools – Leland Elementary garden in Leland, MS and Sanders Elementary in Hollandale, MS. Whole Kids Foundation’s Garden Grant program helps schools and organizations
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Delta Health Alliance welcomes Stephanie Patton as Special Assistant to the CEO

Delta Health Alliance is pleased to announce that Stephanie Patton of Leland will join its team as special assistant to the chief executive officer.  In her new position with Delta Health Alliance, Patton will work with non-profit organizations throughout the Delta to create more partnerships and to expand the reach of the Delta Health Alliance
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Delta Health Alliance and Sesame Workshop partner on Early Childhood Initiative for Delta families

Mississippi Delta is selected as next community for ‘Sesame Street in Communities’ program to support families and young children  Delta Health Alliance is partnering with Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, to bring the Sesame Street in Communities(SSIC) initiative to young children and families in the Mississippi Delta with a focus on
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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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