About Us

The Delta Directions Consortium

The Delta Directions Consortium is an interdisciplinary group of individuals from academic institutions and foundations. Consortium members include individuals at the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, Mississippi State Social Science Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Law School, University of Mississippi Center for Population Studies, and the Winokur Family Foundation, among others.


We feel that the potential of the Mississippi Delta is so multifaceted and complex that its growth requires the interdisciplinary contribution of various 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.