What’s in a Name? 

January 11, 2018

Why “The Delta Center”? The word delta is both a symbol for change and connotes confluence (as in a river delta) and thus aligns with our goals of inspiring innovation and facilitating collaborative learning. In addition, our name honors the history of the health center movement—one of the first two federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs) in the country was the Delta Health Center established in Mississippi in 1965.

John Snow, Inc. (JSI), the Center for Care Innovations (CCI), and the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (MacColl) announce the launch of The Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net (Delta Center), a national collaborative that aims to inspire innovation and change in value-based care and payment, through both policy and practice. The Delta Center, which is being launched with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), will provide technical assistance to state primary care associations and behavioral health state associations to build a stronger safety net.