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Delta Health Alliance Launches New Website

(Stoneville, MS) – The Delta Health Alliance (DHA) is fulfilling its mission of improving the health of the men, women, and children who make the Mississippi Delta their home by launching a new website that provides users with better access to health information. DHA is excited about the user-friendly redesign. According to the DHA President & C.E.O., Karen C. Fox, “It’s a comprehensive resource for valuable health information to lead a quality life and help reduce the high incidences of chronic disease that plague the Delta.”

FREE Health Fair Saturday, November 20

Delta Health Center is hosting a community health fair event on Saturday, November 20th from 9:00am – 2:00pm at the Mound Bayou site, 702 Martin Luther King Road, Mound Bayou, MS. The theme for the event is, “Planting the Seeds of Preventive Health Care, Harvesting Hope,” and will feature free health screenings, health promotion education materials, family friendly entertainment, a farmers’ market and free food and beverages.

Electronic Health Records Summit Press Release

(Stoneville, MS) – On November 3, the dream of providing better health care in the Mississippi Delta is one step closer to reality as Delta Health Alliance will host the “Telemedicine & EHR Summit – The New Standard in Health Care Today” summit at the Charles W. Capps, Jr. Entrepreneurial Center in Stoneville. Nationally recognized speakers will present information about telemedicine and electronic health records and the impact of improved health care for Mississippians. The summit will serve as the introduction event for the Delta BLUES Beacon project, a project funded through a $14.7 million grant awarded to DHA in April 2010 for the Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program through the Office of the National Coordinator. The Delta Health Alliance is one of seventeen agencies nationwide to receive the grant to build upon its work in the area of electronic health records and health information exchange. Aaron McKethan, PhD Program Director of Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services will speak on the national vision for Beacon Communities and what it means for Mississippi.

Imagination Library Commercial

The Imagination Library program was developed to support the early literacy experiences of young children, birth to age five, by sending new age-appropriate books to children every month. This project is currently running in Bolivar, Coahoma, Humphreys, Leflore, Sunflower, and Washington counties.

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.