Delta Health Alliance, Inc.
Program Overview: Delta Health Alliance will administer the Delta Futures II program with adolescents ages 16-19 in six rural counties in the Mississippi Delta region. More specifically, Delta Health Alliance will implement and evaluate the Pre-Conception Peer Educator model for pregnancy prevention and delay in partnership with local colleges, GED prep programs, and workforce development centers. The program recruits and trains youth who are not enrolled in public school to conduct outreach and education with their peers regarding pre-conception health, risk reduction, strategies for avoiding unplanned pregnancy, and long-term goal setting related to family planning. The program aims to promote healthy decision-making and to enhance protective factors for youth, with the goal of preventing adolescent pregnancies and reducing disparities among older adolescents in the Mississippi Delta region.
Target Population: Adolescents ages 16-19 who are not enrolled in public school systems, including adolescents working on their GED, adolescents in workforce training programs, and college students in their first or second year of matriculation
Geographic Area Served (Urbanicity of Community): Bolivar, Coahoma, Humphreys, Leflore, Sunflower, and Washington Counties, MS (Rural)