Resources are available for community organizations to share when promoting COVID-19 vaccinations. Visit nwa.uams.edu/chr/covid-toolkit for more information.
NWA Equitable Food Response and Relief to COVID-19
UAMS Northwest Community Health and Research, with funding from the Walmart Foundation, Alice L. Walton Foundation and the Beacon Fund, is partnering with the Arkansas Community Foundation to support coordinated food insecurity response and relief in Northwest Arkansas (Benton, Carroll, Madison, and Washington counties) due to COVID-19 illness, job loss, school closures, and social distancing. In response to these challenges, UAMS is reaching out to community organizations to understand their current needs related to sustaining and growing food outreach programs during this time, providing technical assistance and distributing financial resources where needed.
If you are in need of local resources, support, funding, or technical assistance to enhance your organization’s capacity to meet your clients’ food needs that have developed or worsened due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In response to the CDC’s recommendations, the Northwest Arkansas Council’s Health Care Transformation Division (Table 1) asked the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Northwest Campus and Community Clinic to lead the collaborative development and implementation of a Northwest Arkansas COVID-19 Comprehensive Response Plan for Special Populations to ensure collaboration and multi-agency coordination of COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, enhanced case management, and health education.
If you live in Northwest Arkansas and are in need of assistance because of the COVID-19 pandemic, email WeCare@uams.edu.
News & Success Stories
UAMS Offers Booster COVID Vaccines in Northwest Arkansas
UAMS Northwest Regional Campus will begin offering booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to qualifying individuals on Monday, Sept. 27.Read Full Story
UAMS Providing COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment in Northwest Arkansas
UAMS is now administering a special infusion to qualifying COVID-positive people in Northwest Arkansas to help minimize symptoms and keep people out of the hospital.Read Full Story
Research Looks at Arkansans’ Preferred COVID-19 Testing Sites
Two studies have shed some light on Arkansans’ preferred locations for COVID-19 testing and the reasons why some people may decide not to get a test in the first place.Read Full Story
Project Part of National Effort to Reduce COVID-19 in Hardest Hit Populations
Researchers and community partners are studying the causes behind COVID-19’s devastating impact on minorities and developing plans to help increase vaccination rates.Read Full Story