UAMS, Caldwell Discount Drug Partners to Provide Cross County Community Health Workers
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| | Fayetteville – Katie Adams was recently hired through a partnership between the University of Arkansas Medical School (UAMS) and Caldwell Discount Drugs to help people in Cross County navigate the healthcare system.
As a community-embedded healthcare worker, Adams answers basic healthcare questions and provides education and resources to the public. Community She’s Health She’s Workers work within their communities to help the public get the care they need and to help them find health care-related information, such as when they need to see a doctor and information about vaccines. Answer important questions.
“We are very excited to work with Katie to bring new resources to the people of Cross County entering the next and hopefully final phase of the COVID-19 pandemic,” UAMS Office of Community Health & Research. We are also excited to work with Caldwell Discount Drugs and the community of Cross County to improve the health of everyone in Arkansas. ”
Caldwell Discount Drugs is located at 804 S. Falls Blvd. Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 6 PM and Saturday from 8:30 AM to noon. To contact a pharmacy or Adams with health or vaccine-related questions, call 870-238-7085.
For more information on the UAMS Community Health Worker Project, visit nwa.uams.edu/chr/chw. For more information on COVID-19, including resources, mobile vaccine events and education, visit nwa.uams.edu/covid.
This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA) as part of an award totaling $9,892,799, with 0% nongovernmental funding. For more information, visit HRSA.gov.
UAMS is the state’s only health sciences college, with colleges of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, health professionals, and public health. graduate school; hospital; main campus in Little Rock; Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville. A statewide network of regional campuses. Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stevens Spine Neuroscience Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Institute of Psychiatry, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute, Digital Seven Institutes of Health & Innovation Laboratories. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide healthcare system that encompasses all UAMS clinical operations. UAMS is the state’s only adult Level 1 trauma center. UAMS has 3,047 students, 873 medical residents and fellows, and 6 dental residents. The state’s largest public employer with over 11,000 employees, including his 1,200 who provide care to patients at his UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children, VA Medical Center and Baptist Health of physicians included. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook. twitterYouTube or Instagram.
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