The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health offers students an opportunity to participate in the Mississippi Delta Partnership in Public Health.
Harvard Chan is part of the Delta Directions Consortium, an interdisciplinary group of academic institutions, community-based organizations, and foundations focused on pursuing improvements in health, food systems, and economic development in the Mississippi River Delta Region, with a particular emphasis on public health problems endemic to low-income populations in the rural South.
The Herbert S. Winokur, Jr. Fellowship in Public Health for the Mississippi Delta is awarded to Harvard Chan students in support of community-engaged projects that address the health and wellbeing of Mississippians. Fellows join other Community Engaged Learning Fellows in a community of learning and scholarship.
Under the leadership of the Dean’s Office, the School’s involvement includes:
- Providing introductory public health training to undergraduate students from Mississippi as part of the Delta Scholars program;
- Catalyzing research collaborations between Harvard faculty and Mississippi based organizations and institutions; and
- Engaging Harvard Chan students in Mississippi based field practice and research opportunities, i.e, the Herbert S. Winokur, Jr. Fellowship in Public Health for the Mississippi Delta.