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DDT article J. Ballard-Thompson, registered dietician LMC

GREENVILLE — Mississippi ranks last in the United States on a critical list of unhealthy lifestyles and medical conditions. The state is at the bottom for sedentary lifestyle, obesity and diabetes. One Delta native is among those working hard to combat that grim reality. Jameshyia Thompson, of Hollandale, is Delta Health Alliance’s registered dietician and oversees patients at Greenwood Leflore Medical Center and at Leland Medical Center, where her office is. She treated patients at the Good Samaritan Health Center prior to its closing Oct. 31.

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DDT article J. Ballard-Thompson, registered dietician LMC

Indianola Promise Community Goals

Our Goals • Children enter kindergarten ready to learn. • Students are proficient in core subjects. • Students transition successfully from junior high to high school. • Students graduate from high school. • Students obtain a postsecondary degree. • Students are healthy. • Students feel safe at school and in their community. • Students avoid risky behaviors. • Families are focused on child well-being and have access to information and resources that support healthy development and success.

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Indianola Promise Community Goals

Indianola Promise Community 2014 RFP Ad

Purpose: 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, an appreciation for literature, improve reading comprehension skills, reduce dropout rates, and minimize loss of knowledge over the summer. This RFP is specifically looking for programs which utilize innovative, fun, and creative approaches to developing vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.

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Indianola Promise Community 2014 RFP Ad

Growing Together Network announces 2013 contest winners

(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. - See more at: http://www.deltahealthalliance.org/pressmedia/2013-growing-together-network-announces-contest-winners/#sthash.mUBIQxAC.dpuf

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Growing Together Network announces 2013 contest winners

Delta Business Journal Ad - July 2013

While the Delta heat and humidity takes its toll on most of us, it never seems to get in the way of the 100 or so students who have been attending the Indianola Promise School. These are rising kindergarteners who are getting a jump on school by attending an intensive, four-week session aimed at preparing them for August classes. Teachers tell us the Promise School makes all the difference in giving students confidence, in providing a foundation for the academic challenges of kindergarten, and teaching them how to work in small groups with certified instructors.

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Memphis Commercial Appeal Guest Column: Grant holds Promise for Mississippi Delta

Recently, a collaboration of community groups and schools in the Mississippi Delta, known as the Indianola Promise Community, won a Promise Neighborhood grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Over the next five years, the collaborative will invest $30 million in a cradle-to-career pipeline of programs for children and families. The Promise Neighborhood model seeks to leverage all of the resources in a community to improve an array of outcomes such as health, safety, family stability, access to learning technology and increased family engagement in children’s learning.

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Indianola Comes Out On Top: Mississippi Municipalities Magazine

Indianola Mayor Steve Rosenthal got a welcome phone call right before Christmas — his city was the recipient of five-year $30 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. It all began four years ago when the city joined with the Delta Health Alliance and local community leaders to establish the Indianola Promise Community.

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Sowing Seeds: Construction of Community Garden Underway from the Delta Business Journal e-newsletter

If you take a cruise down Fifth Avenue this week, you may witness the birth of a beautiful new life. Construction of the DSU Wiley Community Garden will be in progress during Delta State University's spring break. The property where the garden will be located was donated to the university by the Wiley family of the late Roy Wiley, who was a professor emeritus at DSU. The foundation was happy to run with the new Director of Facilities Management Robert Turner's idea for a community garden as the site's new purpose. "It's hard for me to think of the Delta without considering gardening because we're out here in this sea of agriculture," said Turner. As the old house was demolished and cleared for the garden plot, a team for the project naturally — and rapidly — formed.

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Jackson Free Press - DHA Indianola Promise Community Announces RFP for IPC Summer Camps 2013 Funding Opportunity

Purpose: 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, an appreciation for literature, improve reading comprehension skills, reduce dropout rates, and minimize loss of knowledge over the summer. This RFP is specifically looking for programs which utilize innovative, fun, and creative approaches to developing vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.

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Greenwood Commonwealth Profile Ad - February 2013

Delta Health Alliance is one of just 17 organizations around the country working in tandem with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, a special office of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources, to identify cutting edge solutions to chronic health problems. The program is called Beacon and in Mississippi we are focusing on ways to reduce the incidence of diabetes and improve the care of people who have this disease. The physicians and clinics in Leflore County and surrounding areas who are our partners are using the latest technology to perform the examinations, track medications, and chart patient progress. These professionals are reducing hospital readmissions, improving care, and saving money. Patients are recording better cholesterol and blood sugar levels, losing weight, and getting healthier.

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Greenwood Commonwealth Profile Ad - February 2013

Delta Business Journal Ad - January 2013

Delta Health Alliance is one of just 17 organizations around the country working in tandem with the office of the National Coordinator, special office of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources, to identify cutting edge solutions to chronic health problems. The program is called Beacon and in Mississippi we are focusing on ways to reduce the incidence of diabetes and improve the care of people who have this disease. The physicians and clinics who are our partners are using the latest technology to perform the examinations, track medications, and chart patient progress. Our teams are reducing hospital readmissions, improving prescription drug treatments, and lowering cost of care.

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Delta Business Journal Ad - January 2013

Delta Health Alliance pushes onward; Delta Democrat Times 2012

GREENVILLE — In September, Delta Health Alliance closed several Delta clinics after the federal government informed DHA officials that the organization would not receive authorization to carry over funds from the previous fiscal year into the 2012-13 fiscal year.

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Delta Health Alliance pushes onward