More Nurses for the Mississippi Delta

(Stoneville, MS) - Delta State University’s nursing program is booming and providing welcome relief to hospitals and clinics across the Delta in need of these skilled professionals. One reason for the recent success of the DSU Robert E. Smith School of Nursing is the partnership it formed with the Delta Health Alliance. Lizabeth Carlson, DSU Nursing Dean, explains, “With critical funding from Delta Health Alliance over the last five years, we have been able to offer scholarships to students, increase our faculty positions, and purchase the best lab equipment available. More than 315 nurses have graduated from our program since our partnership was formed.”

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University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy & DHA

(Stoneville, MS) – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and the Delta Health Alliance (DHA) are partners in an ambitious project to reshape the way patients interact with their pharmacists. The Delta Pharmacy Patient Care Management Project (Delta Pharmacy Project) focuses on residents in the medically underserved Mississippi Delta who suffer from chronic illnesses such as heart disease, asthma, and diabetes. The goal is to improve the health of these patients by helping them learn more about their specific diseases and the drugs they are taking to treat those diseases. The program, along with the School’s other community-based projects in the Mississippi Delta, recently received recognition from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy with the 2011-12 AACP Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award.

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Healthcare Providers with Tech upgrades

(Stoneville, MS) Delta Health Alliance has been awarded a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant of $300,000 to assist rural healthcare providers with installing and maintaining electronic health record systems. According to Karen Fox, CEO of Delta Health Alliance, “As a result of this grant, healthcare providers will be able to provide better care for their patients. Electronic health records in medical clinics make it easier to track medication, follow patient tests, and facilitate patient involvement in the treatment process.”

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Coahoma County Higher Education Center Pushes Education and Opportunity with Innovative Programs

CLARKSDALE, MS – The Coahoma County Higher Education Center (CCHEC) held its summer celebration and open house last week highlighting their health education program called 1-2-3 For a Healthier Me! The pilot program started in early June after the CCHEC was notified by the Delta Health Alliance (DHA) that they had been awarded $19,400 to fund the program. The goal of the innovative program is to assist local participants with diabetes management by encouraging them to incorporate healthy food choices and physical activity into their lives. Jen Waller, Director of the CCHEC, says that this is the first program to be funded and to take off at the Center since she came on board in November, but she hopes there will be many more like it.

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DHA awards $400,000 for Indianola Summer Camps

(Stoneville, MS) The Delta Health Alliance is pleased to announce the awarding of nearly $400,000 in funding for summer camps through its Indianola Promise Community Program. “We are committed to the children of Indianola,” states Karen Fox, Delta Health Alliance CEO, “and, opportunities offered through the summer camps will help each realize their promise to a better, healthier future.”

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Delta Health Alliance Receives $5 Million Grant

Delta Health Alliance Receives $5 Million Grant

Aim is to improve early childhood education in Indianola

(Stoneville, MS)  The Delta Health Alliance announced today it has received a $5 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  The three year grant will be used to fund innovative programs to improve early childhood education in Indianola.

According to Karen Fox, Delta Health Alliance...

Delta Health Alliance Receives $5 Million Grant Aim is to improve early childhood education in Indianola (Stoneville, MS)  The Delta Health Alliance announced today it has received a $5 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  The three year grant will be used to fund innovative programs to improve early childhood education in Indianola. According [...]

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Free Tetanus Shots Available

Free Tetanus Shots Available in 14 Counties

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reminds all flood-affected residents that a tetanus vaccination is recommended if it’s been 10 years or more since your last tetanus vaccination (Tdap is the recommended vaccine). In the event of a puncture wound or wound contaminated with floodwater, individuals should consult a healthcare...

Free Tetanus Shots Available in 14 Counties The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reminds all flood-affected residents that a tetanus vaccination is recommended if it’s been 10 years or more since your last tetanus vaccination (Tdap is the recommended vaccine). In the event of a puncture wound or wound contaminated with floodwater, individuals should [...]

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DHA Collaborates with Medicity to Transform Healthcare in Mississippi Delta

Salt Lake City, Utah – May 16, 2011 – Medicity, the industry standard for health information exchange (HIE), announced today its collaboration with Delta Health Alliance, one of 17 sites nationwide selected by the federal government to serve as a Beacon Community for the pioneering use of health information technology. Last year, the Department of Health and Human Services awarded Beacon grants totaling $220 million as part of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.

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Delta Snapshot! Healthy Living Photo Contest

A picture is worth...$100! Delta Health Alliance announces a photo contest for residents of the Mississippi Delta. We want to see what Delta residents are doing to improve their health outcomes. Email in your photo to be eligible to win $100 and have your photo professionally printed and framed.

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Mississippi Health Summit

The general consensus among health care professionals is that Mississippi will remain near the bottom of major health-related statistics unless a unified effort is made to combat the problem. With collaboration as the overarching theme, The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health will host the first Mississippi Health Summit set for April 29 at the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship. As many as 200 leaders in health care and related fields throughout Mississippi are expected to attend the unique summit, scheduled to run from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

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DHA and Project HOPE Collaborative

(Stoneville, MS) The free medical supplies arrived at Greenville’s Good Samaritan Center on Friday. And there is more to come thanks to a newly formed agreement between Project HOPE and the Delta Health Alliance. Project HOPE is an international health education and humanitarian assistance organization that provides free medical supplies and equipment to needy clinics. After hearing about the work of the Delta Health Alliance, and the needs in the Mississippi Delta, they decided to offer their assistance.

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Delta Health Alliance Awards $129,983 to Five Organizations

(Stoneville, MS) – Delta Health Alliance (DHA) announced it has awarded grants to five Delta organizations bringing health education and services to residents of all ages in seven Delta counties. According to Karen C. Fox, president & CEO of Delta Health Alliance, “We are very pleased to partner with these groups in order to bring more health awareness to Delta residents.”

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Southern Echo and the MS Delta Catalyst Rountable Press Conference

On Wednesday, January 26th at 11:30 am Southern Echo and the MS Delta Catalyst Roundtable will hold a Press Conference at the Capitol on the 2nd floor in support of: a. Full funding for the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP); and b. In opposition to any bill that mandates the forced merger or consolidation of public school districts.

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Delta Regional Authority Press Conference

CLARKSDALE, MS – Today, Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman, Chris Masingill, participated in a press conference for the Delta Council Adult Literacy Program in Greenville, MS. The press conference was held to celebrate eight successful years of the Delta Council Adult Literacy Program changing lives in Northwest Mississippi. Also making remarks were Trina George, Mississippi State Director of USDA Rural Development, Dr. Connie Schimmel, Director of the Delta Council Adult Literacy Program, and Billy Percy, with the Delta Council Executive Committee.

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