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Harlow's Casino Resort & Spa

4280 Harlows Blvd

Greenville, MS 38701

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"Working Together for Healthy Hearts"

Sponsored by

Mississippi Delta Health Collaborative

Mississippi State Department of Health


  • To build an integrated network for addressing hypertension in the Mississippi Delta by connecting clinical and community resources.

  • To increase participants' knowledge of resources and best practices to enhance treatment, support self managment and promote heart health.

  • To provide a platform for information sharing and resource exchange that will facilitate collaborative action among participants after the conclusion of the Summit.


The Delta Health Summit is FREE! Pre-registration for the summit ends September 23, 2017 so register today. After the 23rd, participants may register on-site on a first-come, first-serve basis based on space availability.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

5:00 - 6:00 pm Registration for the Delta Health Summit Opens

6:00 - 9:00 pm Grantee Gallery Walk & Community Engagement Reception

Thursday, September 28, 2017

7:30 - 8:30 am Registration

8:00 - 8:30 am Breakfast

8:30 - 9:20 am Opening Plenary Session

“Working Together for Healthy Hearts”

Dr. James Coleman, CEO, G.A. Carmichael Family Health Center

9:30 - 10:30 am Concurrent Workshops

Session 1A Accessing Healthy Food in the Mississippi Delta

  • Dorothy Scarborough, Mississippi Engaged in Greener Agriculture
  • Keith Elliot, Sow Reap Feed
  • Andy Lemon, Society of St. Andrew of Mississippi
  • Nadean Randle, Farmer, Holmes County

Session 1B Blood Pressure Measurement Protocol/Oral Health and High Blood Pressure

  • Dr. Sonja R. Fuqua, Mississippi Primary Health Care Association
  • Dr. Angela Filzen, Oral Health Director, Mississippi State Department of Health

10:45 - 11:45 am Concurrent Workshops

Session 2A Creating an Environment that Promotes Physical Activity

  • Dr. Nikki Johnson, Injury Prevention Program Director, Mississippi State Department of Health
  • Paula Morgan, Mississippi Department of Transportation
  • Kenneth Judie, Mississippi Delta Health Collaborative

Session 2B Clinical Management of Heart Disease and Stroke

  • Dr. James Lock, Certified Hypertension Specialist, Walnut Grove Medical Clinic

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch Plenary Session

“A Change is Taking Place in the Mississippi Delta”

Dr. Daniel Sarpong, Director, Center for Minority Health, Health Disparities, Research and Education Xavier University, New Orleans, LA

1:15 - 2:15 pm Concurrent Workshops

Session 3A Tobacco – Not Here! Not in My Space!

  • Amy Ellis, American Lung Association
  • Kendrika Pipes, Mississippi Asthma Coalition
  • Charlotte Williams, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, Mississippi State Department of Health

Session 3B Stress Management and High Blood Pressure

  • Dr. Isiah Marshall. Jr. LMSW, Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Jackson State University

2:30 - 3:30 pm Closing Plenary Session

“Creating and Following Through on Your Action Plan”

3:30 pm Adjourn


If you require overnight accommodations, please contact Harlow's Reservations at (662) 335-9797. A block of rooms has been held at a special rate of $91 per night. Individuals are responsible for all lodging costs through direct communication with the hotel.


For more information on the Delta Health Summit please contact Jackie S. Hawkins (662) 455-1344 or Tameka Ivory Walls at (662) 455-1344.

For questions about registration, planning or logistics please email Chanelle White at cwhite@sharedstrategygroup.com or Lolita Ross at lross@sharedstrategygroup.com.

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