About the Innovative Readiness Training Program
Through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Military’s reserve forces, the DRA hosts the Innovative Readiness Training program in Delta communities each year to bring medical, dental, and optical care to Delta residents that are uninsured or underinsured and in need of quality healthcare at no cost to the patients.
The IRT program improves military readiness by providing trained military medical personnel with in-field emergency response training while simultaneously providing quality healthcare services to communities throughout the Delta region. By utilizing their extensive resources, the military is able to meet some of the region’s most urgent health needs.
DRA works closely with Delta communities and the Department of Defense to assist with the application process as well as planning and implementation for the two-week medical missions.