Delta Region Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program

On behalf of the Health Resources Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), and Delta Regional Authority (DRA), The National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center) is excited to announce Delta Health System-The Medical Center has been selected to participate in the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program. Through the DRCHSD Program, the DRA and FORHP have partnered to support rural communities with an opportunity to receive intensive technical assistance (TA).  
The TA consists of various assessments, onsite consultations, workshops, and educational trainings, which will be provided through a multi-year phased-in approach. The Program is designed to increase the efficiency of the local health care delivery system practices by focusing on care coordination, social services integration, emergency medical services access, and workforce recruitment and retention with the goal to:

Improve financial position and increase operational efficiencies 
Implement quality improvements that support an evidenced-based culture for improved health outcomes 
Address workforce recruitment and retention needs 
Increase use of telemedicine to fill service gaps and access to care 
Ensure access to and availability of Emergency Medical Services  
Integrate social services to address socio-economic challenges 
Enhance coordination of care and develop a community care coordination plan 
Strengthen the local health care delivery system to position for population health 
With the support of the DRA and FORHP, The National Rural Health Resource Center is proud to recognize Delta Health System-The Medical Center for this outstanding accomplishment! The National Rural Health Resource Center looks forward to working with Delta Health System-The Medical Center and its community of Greenville, Mississippi.   
“I am excited about the funding support that Delta Health System is receiving through the DRCHSD Program.  Delta Health System will utilize these resources, eligible up to $750,000.00 in the next three years, to support technical assistance and enhance our operations. Our mission continues to be serving and providing the residents of the Mississippi Delta Region with the healthcare they deserve,” said Iris Y. Stacker, Delta Health System Chief Executive Officer.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U65RH31261, Delta Region Health Systems Development, $10,000,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources) to be distributed amongst healthcare facilities within several states including the following Mississippi locations: Delta Health System, Aaron E. Henry, Jefferson County Hospital, Quality Family Medical, and Tallahatchie General. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

To learn more about the DRA and FORHP collaboration to support rural communities through the DRCHSD Program, visit the Delta Regional Authority website.