The Delta Health Alliance

Press Releases

Promise Community Planning Grant

(Stoneville, MS) – The U.S. Department of Education announced on Tuesday that Delta Health Alliance (DHA) was one of 21 organizations from around the country that will receive a “promise community” planning grant. More than 300 organizations submitted applications for the competitive grant. The amount awarded to DHA is $332,630 and will be used to build on the planning and operation of the Promise Community that DHA currently sponsors in Indianola. The goal of a promise community is to operate a cradle-to-career suite of services to improve educational achievement and to ensure the healthy development of all the children in a targeted community.

Delta Health Alliance receives grant to fund diabetes project

Stoneville, MS – The Delta Health Alliance (DHA) has received a federal grant of $631,235 which will fund a new initiative called TEAM (Training, Education, Access and Management) Sugar-Free, which builds upon previous work done in the region. The project provides funding through 2013 for services in twenty-one rural counties of Mississippi. (Attala, Benton, Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, Grenada, Holmes, Lafayette, Leflore, Marshall, Montgomery, Quitman, Panola, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tunica, Union, Washington, and Yalobusha) “Receiving this grant means the DHA and its partners will be able to increase access to care and expand programs that provide prevention education for diabetes,” according to Karen C. Fox, president and CEO of Delta Health Alliance.

Delta Health Alliance Works to Increase Physician Numbers in the Delta

Stoneville, MS- Medical students are coming to the Delta, thanks to a program funded by the Delta Health Alliance. For the next six months, at least 20 medical students from the University of Mississippi Medical Center will be spending part of their academic semester practicing with doctors throughout the Delta. According to Karen Fox, president and CEO of the Delta Health Alliance, “The goal of this program is not only to temporarily help alleviate the physician shortage in the Delta, but also to encourage medical students to consider locating their practices in the Delta once they graduate.”

University of Mississippi Health Care Implements eICU Program

Mississippi – University of Mississippi Health Care (UMHC) announced today its activation of the Philips VISICU eICU® Program to enhance the quality of critical care across Mississippi. As the first in the region to implement this technology, UMHC is planning to serve as a center of excellence for critical care across Mississippi.

Delta Health Alliance Receives Two New Grants

Stoneville, MS- The Delta Health Alliance recently received two federal grants to expand its programs in the Mississippi Delta. One grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Human Services for $313,329. The other grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for $186,200. Both grants will be used for the Delta Health Alliance to bring mental health services to medically underserved areas in the Delta.

Cavity Free Kids Comes to MSU

Oral health is something to be concerned about from the day a child is born.  Even before a child’s first teeth appear, harmful bacteria can be introduced to the child’s mouth via caregivers.  If left untreated, bacteria in the mouth can cause plaque, spots on enamel, cavities, pain and infections that can result in emergency
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