Delta Health Partners

Tougaloo College/Delta Health Partners Healthy Start Initiative (TC/DHP)Tougaloo College/Delta Health Partners Healthy Start Initiative (TC/DHP) is a division of the Owens Health and Wellness Center. The project began working to reduce infant mortality among high-risk and underserved residents of the Mississippi Delta in 1999. TC/DHP targets seven delta area counties that are some of the most disadvantaged areas in the country which includes: Bolivar, Coahoma, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tunica and Washington counties. Residents face the daily challenges associated with abject poverty, chronic unemployment, limited educational opportunities, and extreme rural living. They also face a health care infrastructure weakened by increasing demand, rising costs, and diminishing resources.

VISION

To expand high quality comprehensive maternal child and family services through advocacy and direct service provision resulting in safe, healthy families and inclusive thriving communities

MISSION

To reduce infant mortality, increasing positive birth outcomes, and improving the overall health status and quality of life for teens, women, males, children and families in the Mississippi Delta

FIVE AREAS OF FOCUS

Improve Women’s Health

Promote Quality Service

Strengthen Family Resilience

Achieve Collective Impact

Increase Accountability/Quality Improvement, Performance Monitoring, and Evaluation

CONTACT INFORMATION

We are here to serve you. Please use the contact information to inquire about our programs.

Mailing Address:

Tougaloo College/ Delta Health Partners Healthy Start Initiative
P.O. Box 349
Marks, MS 38646
662-326-3673

Site Locations:

Marks:
230 West Main Street
Marks, MS 38646

Serving: Quitman, Tunica, Coahoma, Tallahatchie

Greenville:
119 South Theobald Street
Suites 105 & 209
Greenville, MS 38701

Serving: Bolívar, Sunflower, Washington

Contact:

Arletha Howard, MSN, RN
Project Director | Marks Site
 662-326-3673
 ahoward@tougaloo.edu

Carol Mack, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Field Supervisor | Greenville Site
 662-335-4300
 cmack@tougaloo.edu

DeJuan Watts
Male Involvement Coordinator | Marks Site
  662-444-5315
 watts.dejuan@yahoo.com

Chelesa Presley, CLE, CPST-I
Outreach Coordinator/Certified Lactation Educator/ Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor | Marks Site
  662-609-0707
 cjpalway@bellsouth.net