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Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program Technical Assistance

Delta Regional Authority, National Rural Health Resource Center
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Bethany Adams

Christina Wade, Delta Regional Authority


The National Rural Health Resource Center provides technical assistance for selected hospitals, clinics and their communities in the Delta Region to make in-depth health system enhancements over multiple years 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 healthcare delivery system to position for population health

Detailed lists of participation benefits and expectations are provided on the program website.

Introductory video


Eligible participants include Critical Access Hospitals, small rural hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, and other healthcare organizations located in the 252 counties and parishes served by the Delta Regional Authority.

Geographic coverage
Counties in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee that are served by the Delta Regional Authority.
Amount of funding

This is a technical assistance opportunity that is provided at no cost.

Application process

A link to the application is available on the program website and the Delta Regional Authority website.

Email the completed application to

Applicants may also submit through Delta Regional Authority's online application.

Tagged as
Care coordination · Clinics · Critical Access Hospitals · Culture and cultural competency · Emergency medical services · Healthcare business and finance · Hospitals · Population health · Recruitment and retention of health professionals · Rural Health Clinics · Telehealth · Alabama · Arkansas · Illinois · Kentucky · Louisiana · Mississippi · Missouri · Tennessee

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