Delta Health Alliance gets $80K grant

STONEVILLE, Miss. (AP) — United Health Foundation has awarded an $80,000 grant to the Delta Health Alliance to help improve care for diabetes patients in the Mississippi Delta.

The grant was announced Tuesday at a conference in Stoneville.

Karen Matthews, CEO of Delta Health Alliance, says the funding comes at a critical time as there is a shortage of primary care providers in the Delta. She says that makes it difficult for high-volume rural clinics to devote resources to educating patients about disease self-management.

Matthews says the Delta Diabetes Project provides care through a clinical team that includes a nurse practitioner, licensed nurse, community health worker and a registered dietitian. She says the goal is to use the network of care and coordination to improve the lives of diabetes patients in the region. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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