About DHA

Welcome to the official website of the Delta Health Alliance (DHA).

Delta Health Alliance is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that is changing health care in the Mississippi Delta by expanding access to health services and using education to promote healthier lifestyles.

We seek to understand the fundamental causes of poor health in our region through comprehensive research programs and statistical analysis of relevant data. We support programs that are built on the latest findings from the fields of science, medicine, and public health. We educate residents and encourage them to adopt healthy lifestyles. We do our work through community partners, recognizing that long-lasting change only occurs when it originates in and is supported by the communities they serve. We regularly assess the performance of our programs on the basis of objective data that is produced and recorded as part of these projects.

Delta Health Alliance has been a leader in supporting and operating community-based clinics that serve as a medical home for patients; implementing new technologies such as electronic health records, health information networks, and tele-health diagnosis and treatment centers; managing innovative education programs; and expanding initiatives that address the shortage of health care professionals.

Our funding partners have included the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Mississippi Department of Health, Mississippi Division of Medicaid, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and United Healthcare Foundation.

We have also received significant support from national and regional foundations, and local businesses. Our headquarters in Stoneville, Mississippi often serves as a center for community-based collaborative programs and educational initiatives for partnering agencies and residents of the Delta.

Breaking the cycles that foster poor health and a less than adequate health care system takes time and requires everyone in the Delta working together toward that common goal. Bringing about that change, nurturing that change, and building on that change is what Delta Health Alliance is all about. While this common goal may be measured with statistics, behind all of these numbers are real stories – the men, women, and children of the Delta who are making use of our programs, taking responsibility for their health, and improving their lives and the future for their children. You’ll find new stories regularly on this site, so keep visiting.