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Integrative Health Series

UAMS has developed a new educational series on Integrative Health. Each month, experts will discuss a holistic approach to health that can help invoke positive change in your life.

Integrative Health is an interdisciplinary approach to health care that includes treatment, prevention and health promotion that blends alternative and conventional treatments, as well as new therapies, for health and well-being that can be achieved without the use of pharmaceutical drugs or opioids. Integrative Health is beneficial no matter a person’s age, gender, race, socioeconomic status, or health insurance. Integrative Health is for everyone at any stage of life or wellness.

UPCOMING TOPICS

Movement and Mobility (Yoga/Tai Chi/Essentrics), Oct. 25, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education, Springdale
Body, mind, heart and soul — Navigating your best life! Nov. 20, 4:30-6:00 pm, Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education, Springdale
Acupuncture/Needling/Cupping, Dec. 2, 5:30-7:00 pm, UAMS Northwest Regional Campus, Fayetteville

Click here to register.


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 KDSparks@uams.edu.


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 sjmoore@uams.edu 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 wibing@uams.edu.

University eo an Arkansas ñan Medical Sciences (UAMS) ej kōmmane juōn ekkatak kin wāwein eo emmantata ñan katakin Ri-Ṃajoļ ro ilo jukjukinbed in kin nañinmij in tōñal. Kem naj jerbal ibben 250-300 armij ro im ewōr aer nañinmij in tōñal. Ņe kwe ri-Majōl im 18 am iiō ak ritolok, komāro bōk konaam ilo ekkatak in. Armij ro rej bōk eddo in ekkatak in renaj kālet doulul eo ro rej bōk konaer renaj bed ie (baamle model ak traditional model). Ejelok wōnāān am naj bōk konaam ilo ekkatak in. Ro renaj bōk konaer ilo ekkatak in renaj bok $20 lalem kōttan ilo aer bed ilo ien ekkatak kein.

Elañe kwōj kōnan jela melele ko jet kin ekkatak in, jouj im email wibing@uams.edu.

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.


Marshallese Resources

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Affordable Care Act

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Eat More, Eat Less

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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