Delta Thriving: A Multi-County Wellness Initiative 

Consortium Members:

  • Tallahatchie General Hospital Medical Foundation

    • James C. Kennedy Wellness Center

  • Tallahatchie General Hospital and Extended Care Facility

    • Charleston, Tutwiler, and Holcomb Rural Health Clinics

  • William Carey University School of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Fastring Evaluation and Consulting, LLC
     

Primary Service Area:

Grenada, Panola, Tallahatchie, and Yalobusha Counties

Secondary Service Area:

Coahoma, Leflore, Sunflower, and Quitman Counties

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About Delta Thriving

Delta Thriving is funded by the Health and Resources Administration Rural Health Care Outreach Services Program and provides Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Services (DSMES), Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), Health Coaching and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) in a virtual format to patients living in our service area. Rural Mississippi has traditionally been underserved and lacks access to these important services.

 

Less than 10% of people diagnosed with diabetes receive diabetes or nutrition education and such services are associated with significant reductions in A1c and improvements in health outcomes and quality of life.

 

Delta Thriving will also provide Chronic Care Management (CCM) services through health coaching for individuals who can benefit from lifestyle and nutrition coaching services. Additionally, the program will provide health fairs and community screenings as well as encourage screenings for at risk patients in the clinical setting to identify patients with underlying undiagnosed chronic health conditions (i.e., pre-diabetes, diabetes, hypertension). 

 

Delta Thriving will:

  1. Increase access to preventive healthcare services

  2. Provide CCM, DSMES, DPP and MNT via telehealth

  3. Host health fairs and community screenings

  4. Make appropriate referrals for care including behavioral healthcare

 

Expected outcomes include:

  1. Increased and expanded use of telehealth (Increased access to care)

  2. Improved self-management of chronic conditions

  3. Reduction in chronic disease related complications (including ED visits)

  4. Reduction in unnecessary healthcare spending

  5. Improved health outcomes

  6. Identification of undiagnosed chronic conditions and provision of follow-up care

  7. Improved quality of life

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