This announcement solicits summer program applications in 2014 for children and adolescents in Indianola, Mississippi. The purpose of the Summer Camps 2014 Funding Opportunity is specifically to establish innovative opportunities that support youth vocabulary and reading comprehension enhancement, over the summer months, while school is not in session. The goals of the program are to foster vocabulary development, gain an appreciation for literature, improve reading comprehension skills, reduce dropout rates, and minimize loss of knowledge over the summer. Children from families of lower socio-economic status are at greater risk for poor performance in language and literary skills and the summer months tend to widen this gap.
(Stoneville, MS) – Fall means harvest time in the Mississippi Delta. Groups of dedicated gardening teams across the Delta are enjoying their harvest bounty by participating in a gardening network contest, including attending workshops on growing sustainable food supplies.
Delta Health Alliance is the new owner of the Leland Medical Clinic and will operate the clinic as a “patient-centered medical home” for area patients. For the last three years, DHA has assisted clinics in adoping this approach, which has been demonstrated to improve health outcomes of patients. The Leland Medical Clinic, a certified rural health clinic, is the first to be owned and fully operated by Delta Health Alliance.
The seeds of the future have been planted in community gardens across the Delta. In a partnership with Delta Health Alliance, fresh vegetables are sprouting up to provide fresh produce to schools, churches, and area residents. The project was founded to help fill a need providing healthier food choices to local citizens. And the idea Read More…
The staff of the Leland Medical Clinic and DHA employees were joined by Leland Mayor Kenny Thomas, Alderpersons, Lisa Bush, Andy Petro and board members from the Leland Chamber of Commerce for the ribbon cutting and clinic grand opening on July 2. During the open house, clinic visitors were given tours of the facility and introductions to the clinic staff.