Delta Heart Health Network
The Delta Heart Health Network has been developed to specifically address cardiovascular disease and its impact on obesity in 21 counties throughout the Delta and in north and north central Mississippi. The project uses Electronic Health Records to identify patients who may be particularly at-risk for cardiovascular disease and analyzes gaps in their care. The initiative is a collaboration between Aaron Henry Community Health Centers, Mallory Community Health Centers, and the Leland Medical Clinic.
Clinicians across the service area have access to evidence-based, best practice standards of care for cardiovascular disease and can customize treatment plans to assist patients in making better health care choices, particularly those living in rural areas.
In addition, trained DHA staff work with patients between the hospital setting and out-patient clinic to facilitate improved care and to help manage medications. Finally, community outreach workers host education sessions and screenings in venues throughout the service area.