Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, staff in the Office of Community Health and Research have been available to assist through testing services, vaccine clinics, food deliveries, and by providing education and resources to our community. The Office of Community Health and Research COVID-19 Outreach team is continuing to battle the pandemic by bringing vaccine clinics to your neighborhoods.
Equitable Food Response & Relief
With funding from the Walmart Foundation, Alice L. Walton Foundation and the Beacon Fund, Community Health & Research partnered with the Arkansas Community Foundation to support coordinated food insecurity response and relief in Northwest Arkansas due to COVID-19 illness, job loss, school closures, and social distancing. Through this program, more than 1,500 Northwest Arkansas families received food so they could safely quarantine.
Through collaboration and multi-agency coordination of COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, enhanced case management, and health education, UAMS and its partners provided navigation services to more than 10,000 Marshallese and Hispanic residents and greatly reduced infection rates among communities in northwest Arkansas.
News & Success Stories
UAMS Researchers Find COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Prevalent Among Vaccinated
Our researchers published four articles on a study that found many adults in Arkansas receiving the COVID-19 vaccine are doing so despite experiencing some doubts about the shot.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 COVID-19 outreach efforts across the state of Arkansas.Read the Full Story
UAMS Offers Booster COVID Vaccines in Northwest Arkansas
The UAMS Northwest Regional Campus will begin offering booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to qualifying individuals on Monday, Sept. 27.Read the 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 the Full Story
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COVID-19 Outreach Team
The Office of Community Health and Research COVID-19 Outreach Team engages with the community to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines and testing services.Meet Our Team