Delta Regional Authority, U.S. Department of Defense Welcomes Media to Tour Medical Mission Clinic

July 13, 2022

Innovative Readiness Training medical mission will be held July 22nd – 31st in Carbondale, IL.

CARBONDALE, IL – Delta Regional Authority (DRA), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), will welcome media to tour the Southern Illinois Wellness Mission at Carbondale City Hall on Thursday, July 21st.  The medical mission will bring medical, dental, and vision care to residents in need of quality healthcare at no cost to the patients. 

The Southern Illinois Wellness Mission is an Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program, a DoD military training opportunity that delivers joint training opportunities to increase deployment readiness while simultaneously providing key healthcare services with lasting benefits for Delta communities.  By utilizing their extensive resources, the military is able to meet some of the region’s most urgent healthcare needs.  Among the services provided during IRT missions are basic medical and wellness exams, dental exams, extractions and fillings, and vision exams and single vision glasses.

When:
Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Location:
Carbondale City Hall
200 South Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901

All media planning to attend, please email your name, organization, and location you will visit to Shawna Blair at sblair@dra.gov by 6:00 PM on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

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About the Delta Regional Authority

The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is a federal-state partnership created by Congress in 2000 to promote and encourage the economic development of the lower Mississippi River Delta and Alabama Black Belt.  DRA invests in projects supporting transportation infrastructure, basic public infrastructure, workforce training, and business development.  DRA’s mission is to help create jobs, build communities, and improve the lives of those who reside in the 252 counties and parishes of the eight-state region.

DRA Media Contact:
Shawna Blair
202-515-1354
sblair@dra.gov