"What We Raise Ourselves": Growing Food Sovereignty in the Mississippi Delta
Discusses strategies to achieve food sovereignty and preserve traditional food practices in the Mississippi Delta based on data from 43 surveys and focus group interviews from 28 participants. Presents information on community gardens, farmers markets, and farm-to-school programs such as Delta EATS to provide more nutritious food options for local communities.
Author(s): Emily A. Holmes, Mary F. Campbell, Ryan Betz Citation: Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 11(2), 285-299 Date: 03/2022 Type: Document view details
Technical Assistance Helps Community #SilencetheShameTN
Features behavioral and mental health programming offered by Henry County Medical Center and the community of Paris, Tennessee. Describes technical assistance and resources provided by the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development program to support this effort.
Author(s): Tami Lichtenberg Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 11/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Delta Regional Labor Market and Workforce Report
Reports on issues related to economic distress and inequality in the Delta Region. Identifies promising workforce training practices such as providing mobile training units to rural residents who lack transportation, offering new apprenticeship programs in targeted fields, and creating collaborations between private employers and local governments. Discusses strategies to address disparities such as lack of childcare, poor health, and minority status, among others, that make it difficult for the Delta population to obtain and keep jobs. Includes information about the healthcare industry in the Delta Region.
Author(s): Allison Forbes, Erik Pages, Gabe Moss, et al. Date: 10/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, Delta Regional Authority, Delta Workforce Program, Entreworks Consulting view details
Understanding the Rural Swing Bed: More than Just a Reimbursement Policy
Provides an overview of the swing bed program and its role as a patient-centric post-acute care solution that helps rural hospitals serve their communities. Discusses the impact of the program, reimbursement, quality measures, and more.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 08/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Rural Poverty Has Distinct Regional and Racial Patterns
Describes the findings of a study of persistent poverty, examining the prevalence of poverty in Appalachia, the Black Belt, the Mississippi Delta, the U.S.-Mexico border, and on Native American lands. Discusses the impacts of persistent poverty on access to healthcare, food access, social programs, and other support services.
Author(s): Tracey Farrigan Citation: Amber Waves Date: 08/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service view details
COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Campaign Online Analysis
Provides links to online communication tools and state-level resources to increase COVID-19 vaccination confidence across the 8 Delta Regional Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program states: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Date: 06/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Legato Healthcare Marketing, National Rural Health Resource Center view details