General Resources

UAMS Northwest publishes an annual Northwest Arkansas Health Resource Guide, which includes information anHealth-Resource-Guide-Cover-Photod resources for basic health needs and services throughout Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville, Prairie Grove, Siloam Springs, Lowell and Huntsville. The Northwest Arkansas Health Resource Guide is published by the UAMS Northwest Office of Community Health and Research, with financial support provided by the Centers for Disease Control’s Division of Community Health.

UAMS Northwest makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information presented in this guide. If you have updated information about any organizations listed in this guide or if you would like to add an organization to the guide, please call 479-713-8691.

The Samaritan Community Center also publishes a regularly-updated list of available resources in Benton and Washington counties. The Samaritan Community Center’s website site here.

Breastfeeding Resources

The UAMS Office of Community Health and Research is proud to provide educational resources regarding breastfeeding to local mothers, families and businesses. To learn more about resources available to businesses regarding proper breastfeeding practices, contact Karra Sparks at

Breastfeeding: National and State Laws

Breastfeeding in the Workplace

Cultural Competency Training

UAMS Northwest offers cultural competency training for healthcare providers. General cultural competency training includes a discussion surrounding the relevance of cultural competency in healthcare, interactive learning activities and cross-culturalCultural-Competency-Flyer-general communication tactics. Participants will learn the essentials of culturally competent care and how to best serve patients from diverse backgrounds. Additional training in caring for Marshallese or Hispanic/Latino patients is available as well, and will be co-presented by members from both communities who will be available for a Q&A following the session.

To learn more or to schedule a cultural competency training, contact Sarah Moore at or 479-713-8678.

Diabetes Education

UAMS Northwest is studying what method of diabetes education works best in the Marshallese community. We are recruiting 250-300 people who have diabetes. If you are Marshallese, at least 18 years old and have diabetes, you can participate. Study participants will be placed ineither a traditional or family model of diabetes education. There is no cost to participate. Participants will receive $20 at each of the four study visits and a focus group.

If you would like more information about the study, email

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Elañe kwōj kōnan jela melele ko jet kin ekkatak in, jouj im email

UAMS Northwest has also produced a Diabetes Self-Management Curriculum (large download from third-party site).

Healthy Eating

UAMS and Feed Communities have published a tri-language (English, Marshallese and Spanish) recipe book to inspire people to create simple, healthy meals for themselves and their families. View the book here.

UAMS has also created a toolkit, Improving Nutrition in Communities Food Pantries, which can be viewed here. Brightwater’s toolkit, Extending the Life of Donated Produce and Protein for Nonprofit Community Meals and Food Pantries, can be viewed here.

More Resources:

Healthy SnacksHealthy Snack RecipesHealthy Sweet Potato RecipesHealthy Muffin RecipesHealthy Fall Recipes

Healthy Start

Healthy Start works with families to ensure that every child has a safe and nurturing environment every day so that they can be healthy throughout their life. The Healthy Start Program provides moms, dads, partners, and families with education, resources, and support through services in the home, hospital or other community settings, and through one-on-one phone calls.

Preventing Preterm Labor • Smoking During PregnancySuggestions for a Safe Sleep

Marshallese Resources







Affordable Care Act







Eat More, Eat Less





Using EBT at the Farmer’s Market

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Through a grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), UAMS is addressing health disparities among Pacific Islanders in Arkansas. View information Community Health and Research staff presented at the 2019 PCORI Conference in Washington, D.C., here.

Community Partner Resources:

Understanding Nutrition Labels

Fruits and Vegetables

Recipe Modification

Milk, Dairy Foods, and Allergies

Low Sodium Foods for Infants and Toddlers

Whole Grain Webinar

Healthy Snacks

Breakfast Foods