The Community Health and Research team at UAMS Northwest 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.
The Office of Community Health and Research comprises of a robust team of multidisciplinary faculty and research staff from a variety of backgrounds, including nutrition, early childcare, academics, charitable food systems, physical education, and more. In just over five years, the Office has produced more than 100 scientific articles surrounding four primary focus areas: Community Programs, Diabetes & Cardiometabolic Disease, Healthy Food Systems & Food Equity, and Family Wellness.
Diabetes & Cardiometabolic Disease
The Diabetes & Cardiometabolic team engages with the community to better understand and address significant health issues that exist.Health Research
The Family Wellness team provides and connects individuals and families to health services available in the community.Maternal Child Health
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
Response to COVID-19
Through the COVID-19 pandemic, our team has worked to ensure that our communities continue to have access to their best health.Response to COVID-19
Our office offers resources to help you live your healthiest life. Resources are available to the public in English, Spanish and Marshallese.Resources
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
Our research team has published more than 100 articles surrounding access to health. Click here to view our team’s work.Publications
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