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March 30, 2022

UAMS Launches CenteringPregnancy® Program for Northwest Arkansas Mothers

David Wise

Pregnant women at support group

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health and Research and the UAMS Family Medical Center in Fayetteville are working together to provide soon-to-be moms with additional resources, group education and supplies through a new centering program. CenteringPregnancy® is a prenatal care program that includes a woman’s regular prenatal…


March 15, 2022

UAMS Study Finds Cancer Treatment Creates Employment Difficulties for Some Rural Women

David Wise

Woman in a warehouse

LITTLE ROCK — Rural women are likely to face significant challenges finding secure and reliable employment following cancer treatment if they did not already have a secure job at the time of their diagnosis, according to a new study led by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers. The study, which was published in…


March 4, 2022

UAMS, Farmington Public Schools Creating Healthy Meals for Students

David Wise

Kid eating

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Farmington Public Schools are working together to create healthier meals and eating environments for students. The school district recently updated and strengthened its wellness policy to increase whole grains in meals, prioritize Arkansas-grown produce and products and prominently display healthy food choices like fresh…


March 2, 2022

UAMS Joins with 24 Community Partners to Address Food Insecurity in NWA

David Wise

Heathy Food Systems

FAYETTEVILLE — Twenty-four Northwest Arkansas organizations are banding together with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to help break down barriers that prevent equitable access to healthy food. The Northwest Arkansas Food Insecurity Community of Practice (NWA CoP), launched last year by the UAMS Office of Community Health and Research with support from…


February 22, 2022

UAMS Researchers Find COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Prevalent Even Among Vaccinated

David Wise

vials and syringes

FAYETTEVILLE — Researchers with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health and Research recently published four articles on a study they conducted that found that many adults in Arkansas receiving the COVID-19 vaccine are doing so despite experiencing some doubts about the shot. The researchers determined – through a survey…


February 15, 2022

UAMS Receives $10 Million to Expand Community-Based Outreach Efforts to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations

David Wise

Andrew Roshell IV, 16, gets his first shot of the Pfizer vaccine during the first COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic on April 10.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been awarded a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to fund COVID-19 outreach efforts across Arkansas. UAMS will use the grant to mobilize and deploy community health workers, patient navigators and social support specialists to the…


January 25, 2022

UAMS Enrolling Dads in Fatherhood FIRE, A Free Enrichment Program in Northwest Arkansas

David Wise

Father and daughter hugging and smiling

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is now enrolling Northwest Arkansas fathers for Fatherhood FIRE, a free program that connects dads to parenting education and resources. UAMS administers the program through its Office of Community Health and Research with funding by the U.S. Health and Human Services Administration for Children…


January 11, 2022

UAMS Occupational Therapy Students Break Ground, Complete Mental Health Fieldwork

David Wise

UAMS OT fieldwork discussion

  This story was written by Meeghan Gotcher, a senior Public Health major at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) became the first Occupational Therapy (OT) students in Arkansas to participate in mental health fieldwork in locations across the state. People who are experiencing mental…


December 15, 2021

UAMS-led Proposal Competing for $75 Million to Advance Health Care and Technology in Northwest Arkansas

David Wise

Build Back Better Regional Challenge Finalist

A proposal led by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is in the running to receive about $75 million in federal funding for a health care workforce and technology initiative in Northwest Arkansas. The UAMS-led effort is among 60 finalists from around the nation announced December 13, 2021, by the U.S. Department of…


November 30, 2021

UAMS Launches Five Satellite Training Centers to Improve Digital Health in Arkansas, Tennessee

Karmen Robinson

Telehealth Training Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK — The South Central Telehealth Resource Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is opening five satellite training centers in Arkansas and Tennessee.



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