The UAMS Office of Community Health and Research works with families to provide and connect them to services that can lead to longer, healthier lives.
Through our Family Wellness programs, our trained community health workers provide case management, education, clinical navigation and home visiting services to mothers, fathers, couples and children.
Our community health workers are available to meet in the home, at the clinic, by phone, or in other community settings so they can best address their client’s needs. We can help enroll participants in health insurance, connect them to community resources (such as food, childcare, or housing), and provide translation assistance. We have staff fluent in English, Spanish and Marshallese.
We offer a variety of educational opportunities for parents. We are currently enrolling fathers into our free parenting classes, and are able to provide one-on-one education to clients in any of our Family Wellness programs. Our Fatherhood parenting course is open to any father, whether you’re expecting a child soon, or have a child under 24.
Our trained staff make sure mothers get the care they need during and after pregnancy. We provide prenatal and postpartum support, help with family planning and goal setting, and provide in-home wellness services. . Home visiting services are for pregnant or postpartum mothers and includes breastfeeding support, prenatal and postpartum clinical home visits, injury prevention strategies, safe sleep education, and more.
To learn more about the UAMS Community Health and Research Family Wellness programs, email MCH@uams.edu or visit the links below. To enroll or have someone contact you about our Family Wellness programs, click here.
Family Wellness Programs
The UAMS Healthy Start Program provides mothers and families with education, resources, and support through services in the home, hospital, or other community settings.Healthy Start
We work with fathers, couples and co-parents to ensure that every child has a safe and nurturing environment so they can live long, healthy lives.Fatherhood FIRE
Kōmmour Prenatal is a group prenatal program that aims to reduce maternal and infant health disparities among Marshallese Pacific Islander women.Centering
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