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. For more information on Community Programs, contact Sarah Moore at SJMoore@uams.edu or Rudy Burns at RBurns2@uams.edu.
Community Health Workers
UAMS community health workers are available to support Spanish and Marshallese-speaking community members in their preferred language. They use culturally-appropriate methods to connect community members to health care and other social services.Learn More
The UAMS Office of Community Health and Research is working with UAMS Health Literacy and community partners to provide resources, education and support to populations in a way that is meaningful and effective. Check back soon for more information about this project.
Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health
Staff in the UAMS Office of Community Health and Research work with community partners to provide opportunities for physical activity and healthy food access to populations in northwest Arkansas. We work with churches, schools, businesses, and community organizations to connect the community to services that can improve overall health and wellness.UAMS REACH
Teen Outreach Program
The Teen Outreach Program is a three-year program that empowers teens to make healthy decisions and avoid risky behaviors. Curriculum lessons, community service learning activities, tools and resources will help youth identify sexual risk behaviors and employ practical skills to make smart choices in their relationships and health.Learn More
Recent News and Success Stories
The Community Programs team is working with schools, local institutions and community organizations to create a better state of health for all. Read about the team’s successes in the links below.
CHR, Physical Therapy students partner to increase physical activity
We are partnering with the Department of Physical Therapy to help staff and children at early childhood education centers stay healthy through movement.Read the Full Story
UAMS, Farmington Public Schools Creating Healthy Meals for Students
UAMS and Farmington Public Schools are working together to create healthier meals and eating environments for students.Read the Full Story
UAMS Receives $10 Million to Expand Outreach Efforts
UAMS has been awarded a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fund outreach efforts.Read the Full Story
UAMS Joins with 24 Community Partners to Address Food Insecurity in NWA
Twenty-four northwest Arkansas organizations are banding together with UAMS to help break down barriers that prevent equitable access to healthy food.Read the Full Story
Read more Community Health and Research News and Success Stories