In the Community


May 11, 2017

Faith, Community Leaders Address Health Disparities

The importance of partnerships and networking to reduce health disparities was emphasized April 7 at the Community Campus Partnership Conference to address health disparities held at the Four Points by Sheraton in Little Rock. The conference, presented by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), brought together over 200 faith and community leaders, educators,…


January 27, 2016

COPH Researcher Creates Novel Curriculum on Home Chemical Use – Free to Teachers and the Public

Pest control and chemical use in the home are not topics that get much play in K-12 science. Applied science is not a priority for Arkansas teachers, who are charged with imparting the fundamentals of the physical and biological sciences. But, to Alesia Ferguson, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational…


November 19, 2015

COPH Community Partners Honored at UAMS Event

Community groups that partner with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Translational Research Institute (TRI) were honored at the TRI’s 3rd Annual Community Partner Celebration on Nov. 13 at The Centre at University Park in Little Rock. Fourteen of the groups honored are community partners of the Office of Community-based Public Health (OCBPH)…


Arkansas Town Mobilizing to Overcome Poor Health Rankings

Larry Braden, M.D., started practicing medicine in the south Arkansas town of Camden in the early 1980s, soon after completing his residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Camden was then a thriving community whose economy was supported by industry. But then key industries left, and by 2014 the county Camden is…


March 24, 2015

Golf Tournament Benefit for the 12th Street Health and Wellness Center

A golf tournament will be held on April 25 at the Country Club of Arkansas to raise funds for the 12th Street Health and Wellness Center, an inter-professional free clinic established by UAMS to provide health and wellness services and health education for residents of the 12th Street neighborhood and surrounding areas. Entry deadline is…


January 28, 2015

COPH Office of Community-Based Public Health partners with community for MLK day of service

On Jan. 19, the Office of Community-Based Public Health (OCBPH) at the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health partnered with Neighbors that Love (NTL) community group in their Second Annual Day of Service to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. About 120 volunteers gathered that morning at the Bishop Leodies and Goldie Warren Family…


November 20, 2014

Office of Community-Based Public Health hosts community partnership conference

More than fifty people gathered at the Willie Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center on Oct. 28 to learn about opportunities for community-academic research partnerships, network, and be inspired by others who are working hard to create and maintain healthy communities. This gathering, the Community-Academic Partnerships Mini Conference, was hosted by the Office of Community-Based Public Health…