Ten New Health Care Organizations Join the DRCHSD Program

The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) announced on February 17, 2021, ten additional health care organizations were chosen to participate in the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program, which enhances health care delivery in the Delta through intensive, in-depth, and long-term technical assistance to rural health care organizations.

In 2017, DRA partnered with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish the DRCHSD program. With the support of the DRA and FORHP, the National Rural Health Resource Center provides selected rural Delta hospitals, clinics, and their communities with a multipronged three-year technical assistance approach while positioning them for population health. Moreover, Community Champions are supported as a liaison to foster and sustain community health system development.

The purpose of the DRCHSD Program is to assist leaders and providers in identifying and addressing health care needs while strengthening the local health care system. Intensive technical assistance supports capacity building for financial, operational, and quality improvement, telehealth, and integration of social services to help health care organizations increase financial viability and operational efficiency.

For more information, visit the DRCHSD Website