The Delta Health Alliance

Press Yearly Archives: 2010

DHA 2010 Field Report

Welcome to this Report from the Field, a periodic publication we use to highlight some of the 49 programs we sponsor, along with their partners and constituents.

DHA 2010 Field Report

DHA 2010 Brochure

The Delta Health Alliance is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization, headquartered in Stoneville, Mississippi, that aims to improve the health of the 400,000 men, women, and children who call the Mississippi Delta their home.

DHA 2010 Annual Report

Our achievements in 2010 were many, though the highlight occurred when we became the only organization in the country to receive two highly-coveted national grants, the Beacon technology grant and the Promise Community planning grant Together totaling $15 million, these two awards will open vital new opportunities for realizing a healthier, more vibrant Mississippi Delta The Beacon grant will help establish the electronic health record as a strategic tool to fi ght diabetes and to promote better health care; the Promise grant will offer greater potential for a Delta-wide Promise Community in the near future.

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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