Family Health Center, Inc. based in Laurel, Mississippi, recently made a significant contribution to the survivors of the Rolling Fork tornado by collecting and delivering all kinds of supplies to Delta Health Center in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, a fellow community health center that serves the area.
The effort was led by Barbra Blackledge, Director of Social Services and Lyrita Parker, a social worker at Family Health Center. Director of Marketing and Communications joined the supply run to the Mississippi Delta, which included water, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, diapers and wipes. The collaborative effort that involved multiple organizations and individuals, including the Blue Mountain Missionary Baptist Church in Bay Springs, Mississippi, which donated many of the supplies.
The recent collaboration between Family Health Center and Delta Health Center highlights the importance of community-driven efforts to address health disparities in underserved communities. FQHCs like these are essential in providing quality healthcare services to individuals who may not otherwise have access to care due to geographic or financial barriers.
Family Health Center’s social services team worked diligently to collect the supplies and ensure that they were delivered to those who needed them most.
Family Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), providing high-quality, affordable healthcare services to residents of Jones, Jasper, and Smith Counties. The center offers a range of services, including primary care, behavioral health, and dental services, and is committed to serving the needs of underserved populations. The center’s social services team plays a crucial role in connecting patients with resources they need to maintain their health and well-being. Overall, the Family Health Center is a shining example of the positive impact that community-driven healthcare efforts can have in promoting the health and well-being of underserved populations.
Delta Health Center has a rich history of serving the underserved and underprivileged populations in the Mississippi Delta region. Established in 1965, the center was the brainchild of Dr. H. Jack Geiger and Dr. Count Gibson, who recognized the dire need for quality healthcare in the region. The center was designed to provide comprehensive healthcare services to people living in poverty, including medical, dental, and behavioral health services. Today, Delta Health Center continues to be a leading healthcare provider in the region, serving over 20,000 patients annually. The center provides a wide range of services, including primary care, dental care, behavioral health services, and more.
The recent effort to collect supplies for the survivors of the Rolling Fork tornado is just one example of the Family Health Center’s commitment to serving its community. By working together with other organizations and individuals, FHC was able to make a significant impact in the lives of those affected by the tornado.
Rolling Fork still needs help. To find out how you can help, contact Delta Health Center in Mound Bayou.