Access to Healthcare

Providing more Delta residents with higher quality healthcare more easily requires DHA to explore to a number of different avenues.

In the links below you’ll learn about what DHA is doing to build new clinics, train new doctors and nurses, and bring new technology to patients so each patient can get the best treatment available at less cost more quickly. You’ll learn how DHA provides Delta residents information about how to stop chronic health problems before they start, by teaching easy ways to live healthier.

If you live in the Delta, click through a link or two to discover how you can access higher quality healthcare more often. It’ll only take a second, and you’ll be amazed what you’ll learn.



Leland Medical Clinic

Leland Medical Clinic
201 Baker Boulevard
Leland, MS 38756

Monday – Thursday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Delta Health Alliance is the new owner of the Leland Medical Clinic and will operate the clinic as a “patient-centered medical home” approach to primary care. For the last three years, DHA has assisted affiliated clinics in...

Leland Medical Clinic 662.686.4121 201 Baker Boulevard Leland, MS 38756 Monday – Thursday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm Friday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Delta Health Alliance is the new owner of the Leland Medical Clinic and will operate the clinic as a “patient-centered medical home” approach to primary [...]


The Rural Health Scholars Program

From 2008-2011, the Delta Health Alliance has partnered with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), School of Medicine to implement the Rural Health Scholars project. Initiated in the summer of 2008, the primary purpose of this project was to promote and encourage new healthcare physicians to choose careers in primary care in the rural Mississippi Delta.


Delta Pharmacy Patient Care Management

In July of 2008, the Delta Pharmacy Patient Care Management Project was implemented to evaluate the impact of pharmacists on clinical, economic, and humanistic outcomes through provision of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services and disease-specific education in underserved targeted areas of the Mississippi Delta. Specialized MTM efforts focused on the targeted gap disparities of asthma and diabetes, while generalized MTM centered on overall appropriate medication usage. The project’s aim is to work within community pharmacies to reach people in the community and help them identify how they can better treat their chronic diseases and use their medication.


Children's Oral Health

The overall goal of the Children’s Oral Health project is to improve the oral health outcomes of young children who attend licensed child care centers in targeted Mississippi Delta Counties. During the 2010-2011 cycle, the program targeted Coahoma, Leflore, Holmes, Sunflower, Issaquena, and Sharkey counties, which was a five county increase from the previous cycle.



Addressing the Delta Nursing Shortage

Through this project, Delta State University anticipates being able to effect sustainable growth in both the quantity and quality of nurses serving in our region, improve job satisfaction, and ultimately contribute to the region’s economic development through a healthier, more effective work force.



Improving Critical Care: VISICU

In an effort to address the lack of critical care access and the shortage of critical care physicians in the Mississippi Delta, the Delta Health Alliance is working with University Hospitals and Health Systems to offer the Improving Critical Care in the Mississippi Delta with VISICU program. The VISICU eICU® program at the University of Mississippi Health Care is also known as Intensiview℠. Designed as a highly advanced critical care patient monitoring system, the VISICU program provides a second layer of attention to critically ill patients, as well as support to their primary ICU care providers.


Telepsychiatry in the Delta

The Telepsychiatry in the Delta project has two purposes: 1) Reduce disparities in mental health treatment for those living in the rural Mississippi Delta region and 2) Improve the quality of services delivered to those seeking mental health care at local Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC’s) in the Delta.

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Asthma Clinic

Teen using asthma inhalerThe Delta Asthma Clinic (DAC) provides diagnostic, treatment, and preventive care for uninsured and underinsured adults and children within the Good Samaritan Health Center. Education is provided for all asthma clinic patients and caregivers, focusing on preventative measures to decrease asthma symptoms, and improve knowledge and understanding of asthma care. Medication assistance is provided to reduce barriers to medication compliance through utilization of prescription pharmaceutical assistance software. In addition, DAC provides opportunity for collaboration and increased knowledge and skills of the 21st Century Team and other referring health care providers.


21st Century Clinics

The Mississippi Delta, an 18-county rural region of Mississippi, has one of the highest rates for chronic disease morbidity and mortality in the United States. With the shortage of primary care providers in the Delta, the typical high volume rural clinic has little time to devote to educating patients regarding disease self-management. Generally, area clinics treat patients on an episodic basis employing a traditional approach to primary care. Low educational attainment, high poverty rates, and low health literacy contribute to the poor health status of the region.

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