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Center for Population Studies
University of Mississippi


Delta Directions Consortium seeks to create positive social change in the Mississippi Delta region by improving public health and promoting economic development. CPS is part of this interdisciplinary network of individuals, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and foundations working together.

The Delta Regional Forum is an annual symposium hosted by the consortium that provides an opportunity for those engaged in Delta work to network and create synergy. The most recent Forum took place July 18-19, 2019, at the Coahoma County Higher Education Center in Clarksdale. (The 2020 Delta Regional Forum was canceled due to COVID-19 related concerns.)

Past programs:

Selected presentations from the 2018 Delta Regional Forum

You can support CPS’s work with the Delta Directions Consortium by donating to the Delta Directions Fund.

Society and Health Research Initiative represents CPS’s expanding participation in an array of research programs focusing on the intersections of society and health.

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