‘The Faith Community’s Response to COVID-19 in Arkansas’ Documentary to Premiere Oct. 7

By Ben Boulden

Sponsored by the Arkansas FAITH Network, a program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, the first 200 individuals to register for the event will receive a free documentary premiere gift box. Boxes can only be sent to individuals that live in the contiguous United States.

Register at https://arfaithdoc.eventbrite.com. Links to view the film and the live panel discussion will be emailed to all registrants.

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute provided funding, and Atlanta-based Lamar Haaley Creative produced the documentary.

The Faith-Academic Initiatives for Transforming Health (FAITH) Network was established in 2016 by  UAMS College of Public Health faculty to combat health inequities and disparities, particularly among vulnerable populations. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FAITH Network, under the leadership of its director Keneshia Bryant-Moore, Ph.D., RN, and co-director Tiffany Haynes, Ph.D., has used its pre-existing network to share information, provide resources and implement health education activities.

For more information, visit the FAITH Network website at: www.arfaithnetwork.org.

UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. Forbes magazine ranked UAMS as seventh in the nation on its Best Employers for Diversity list. UAMS also ranked in the top 30% nationwide on Forbes’ Best Employers for Women list and was the only Arkansas employer included. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and six dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.