The Community Health and Research team at the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus is leading the way to improve health outcomes for all. We seek to identify and understand health needs through research and programs and work to create an environment where every person has access to their best health.
A highly successful and productive research office with a team of more than 100 full-time staff and investigators, Community Health and Research leads a variety of community-engaged research and programs focused on Healthy Food Systems and Food Equity; COVID-19 Outreach; Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Disease Management and Prevention; Family Wellness; Policy, Systems and Environmental Strategies; and Equitable Evaluation.
The pioneering work of the office has established a nationally-recognized presence in Northwest Arkansas, engaging in innovative collaborations with regional, statewide and national organizations dedicated to eliminating health disparities and improving health outcomes for all.
Community Health & Research Program Areas
Diabetes & Cardiometabolic Disease
The Diabetes & Cardiometabolic team engages with the community to better understand and address significant health issues that exist.Diabetes & Cardiometabolic Disease
The Family Wellness team provides and connects individuals and families to health services available in the community.Family Wellness
The Community Programs team works with community partners to create and improve access to resources, healthy foods, health care, and safe places for physical activity for all.Community Programs
Healthy Food Systems & Food Equity
Through multiple programs, the Healthy Food Systems team works with schools and community organizations to ensure that everyone has access to healthy food.Healthy Food Systems
Meet Our Team
Our team is comprised of multidisciplinary faculty and staff who go above and beyond to help create a better state of health for all.Meet Our Team
Research With Us
Our faculty and research teams are leading the way toward better health in Arkansas and beyond. Click here to learn more.Faculty & Research
Center for Pacific Islander Health
The Center for Pacific Islander Health is a multi-disciplinary center focusing on research, community programs, training, and policy.Center for Pacific Islander Health
North Street Clinic
The North Street Clinic is a free clinic for Marshallese patients. Click here for more information about the North Street Clinic in English and Marshallese.North Street Clinic
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The Office of Community Health & Research produces a monthly newsletter to share program updates with the community. Sign up for the newsletter at the link below.