Administration and Management 

  • The Principal Investigator /Project Director provided overall direction. 
  • The Project Manager was responsible for managing the daily activities of the program, including coordinating program activities, monitoring program effectiveness, federal grant reporting requirements, facilitating work group meetings, and supporting efforts to assist the Network in achieving its mission.
  • The DSSN brought together state agencies and their partners from thirty organizations to identify and address factors associated with the high rate of strokes in the Delta region. DSSN members included public health and medical professionals, policy makers, and community health advocates. 
  • The Steering Committee was the voting committee of the network.  The committee was responsible for laying the foundation and rules for the network.   Members included the five Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program Managers of each of the state health departments (voting members) and the chairs of the workgroups.  The committee met monthly via teleconference call.
  • The Advisory Committee was comprised of experts from the five member states.   Additional Advisory Committee members included representatives from the Centers for Disease Control, American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, and the National Stroke Association.   The Advisory Committee provided technical assistance and guidance to the Steering Committee and DSSN staff.  They met annually and as needed.
  • The DSSN accomplished its mission through the diligent service of five Workgroups, which consisted of expert representatives from all five states.

DSSN Key Contacts
DSSN Regional Action Plan 2007-2010
DSSN Final Report PowerPoint
DSSN Logic Model
DSSN Workgroups – Major project objectives and activities
DSSN Partners