About DHA

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

The Delta Health Alliance is a ten-year-old organization that is changing health care in the Mississippi Delta by improving access to health care and providing education for healthier lifestyles.

We accomplish this mission in four ways:

  • First, DHA links the three major universities that serve the Delta with the University of Mississippi Medical Center and with the Delta Council, the region’s economic development organization.
  • Second, the latest findings from the fields of science, medicine, and public health are used to create our programs.
  • Third, every one of these initiatives is assessed regularly on the basis of objective statistical data that is produced and recorded as part of the projects.
  • Fourth, we do our work through community partners, recognizing that long-lasting change only occurs from the bottom up.

To make a difference, to break the cycles that foster poor health and a less than adequate health care system, takes time. It also takes money. It takes constant assessment and reassessment of program data.

And it takes everyone working together toward a common goal of changing the way health care is delivered. Bringing about that change, nurturing that change, and building on that change is what the Delta Health Alliance is all about. While this common goal may be measured with statistics, behind all those numbers are real stories–the men, women, and children of the Delta who are making use of DHA programs, taking responsibility for their health, and improving their lives. You’ll find new stories regularly on this site, so keep visiting.