Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Disease
The Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Disease team engages with the community in research to better understand significant health issues that exist, while also providing resources for those facing health disparities. Through the Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) programs, the team works to improve patient-centered care and outcomes for individuals from diverse populations adversely impacted by Type 2 Diabetes.Diabetes & Cardiometabolic Disease
The Community Programs team works with community partners to help the public navigate healthcare and to access resources and education so they can live longer and healthier lives. Together, UAMS and numerous community organizations and healthcare providers work to build an environment where every person has access to their best health.Community Programs
The COVID-19 Outreach team works with partners and organizations in the region to provide vaccine and testing services to the public, along with resource awareness and health education related to the coronavirus.COVID-19 Outreach
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 staff is 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.Family Wellness
Healthy Food Systems
The Healthy Food Systems team provides expertise, guidance, and hands-on training to organizations and schools striving to offer nutritious foods and healthy eating habits. Through multiple programs, the team works to ensure that everyone has access to healthy food.Healthy Food Systems
Pilot Research Projects
Our pilot research projects include:
- A study on the Affordable Care Act and how it affects Marshallese COFA migrants.
- A study on the prevalence and severity of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease among the Marshallese in Arkansas.
- A pilot study of a family model of diabetes self-management in the Marshallese community, which led to the current PCORI grant.
- A study on infant feeding practices among Marshallese mothers.
- A study of health beliefs related to type 2 diabetes among the Marshallese in Arkansas.
- A needs assessment survey of the greatest health concerns and perceptions of research participation among diverse communities in Northwest Arkansas.
- A study of participants’ and communities’ perceptions and preferences related to research dissemination.