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.

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