PROJECT 1:

REACH (funding provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention):

The Office of Community Health and Research is working to develop community linkages in the Marshallese and Hispanic communities in Northwest Arkansas to increase access to chronic disease prevention and management services and increase access to healthy foods. As part of this grant-funded project, we are working with churches, schools, businesses, and community organizations to connect them to the services that can improve overall health and wellness in the community. We are also working with doctors, nurses, and other clinical staff on cultural competency training so they can provide optimal care to their Marshallese and Hispanic patients.

For information about cultural competency training for health care providers, contact Sarah Moore at 479-713-8678 or SJMoore@UAMS.edu.

For information about community gardens, contact Carolina Vargas at 479-200-3176 or CNVargas@UAMS.edu or Wanna Bing at 479-713-8688 or wibing@UAMS.edu.

For information on worksite wellness programs or health screenings, contact Ralph Wilmoth at 479-713-8692 or ROWilmoth@UAMS.edu.

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