Who We Are

The Delta Directions Consortium is an interdisciplinary network of individuals, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and foundations that work together to create positive social change in the Mississippi Delta Region by improving public health and promoting economic development. The Consortium is not an independent non-profit organization, but rather an alliance of partners committed to collaborative problem-solving.

We feel that the potential for growth in the Mississippi Delta is so multifaceted and complex that cultivating that potential requires contributions from a wide range of professions, disciplines, and institutions. The Delta Directions Consortium exists at the intersection of research and practice, providing a united front for creating joint proposals intended to implement innovative approaches and capitalize on human potential. The Consortium seeks to create a paradigm shift in the Delta through the institution of sustainable and transformational change, which focuses on building knowledge and implementing practices that improve the health and wealth of the region.