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  • Volunteers Needed to Pack Meals for Hungry Arkansans!

    • 07.23.2014
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    We need your help! The Alliance needs 400 volunteers to participate in a meal packaging event on Sunday, July 27th at the Statehouse Convention Center. The Southern Legislative Conference (SLC), with legislators from 13 states, is meeting in Little Rock, July 26-30. Each year at its conference, the SLC sponsors the SLC/Mark Norris Campaign Against […]

  • Tobacco Interventions for Patients

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    In order to encourage increased chronic disease healthcare provider usage of tobacco interventions for patients, the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program through its Systems Training and Outreach Program (STOP) in collaboration with Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Branch, has launched an interactive online training known as: “Tobacco Use Intervention Strategies for Patients with Chronic Disease”. […]

  • July 2014 COPH Please Welcome

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    Tammy DeMaio joined the staff of the Department of Health Policy and Management as Executive Assistant for Mick Tilford on July 14. Ms. DeMaio has 4 ½ years’ experience at the Mental Health Council of Arkansas, where she served as Executive Assistant/Conference Coordinator; and five years’ experience as Director/Coordinator for an Arkansas Better Chance preschool. DeMaio […]

  • July 2014 Student and Alumni News

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    Congratulations to Nakita Lovelady, MPH (2012), who has been accepted in the UAMS COPH PhD program in Health Promotion and Prevention Research. Ms. Lovelady currently works as the Lay Community Program Manager with the Translational Research Institute (TRI) Community Engagement Component, primarily fostering collaborations among academic researchers and the lay community. Ms. Lovelady holds a […]

  • July 2014 About Faculty and Staff

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    Brandon Booth, Faculty Liaison with the Office of Community-based Public Health (OCBPH), has been accepted in the Medical Science Preparatory Program, which is hosted by Drexel University College of Medicine’s Office of Professional Studies in the Health Sciences. He will be pursuing the two-year Master of Biological Sciences track and will begin his studies this […]

  • Good times at the MHSA and COPH picnics

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    In May, the new graduates and the faculty of the MHSA program celebrated another successful year at a picnic at Otter Creek Park. The graduating class presented a trophy to the MHSA program faculty in gratitude for their support and hard work on behalf of their students. In June, the second annual COPH picnic for […]

  • From Our 2013-14 graduates

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    Read about what some of our recent graduates are doing now and what they have to say about their training at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. Felisha Crosby, Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Public Health I am currently working on my MPH in Health Policy and Management. This summer I am doing my preceptorship […]

  • Health Disparities Experienced by Arkansas Minorities Have Huge Price Tag

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    A study by researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and commissioned by the Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) found that if racial and ethnic health disparities experienced by Arkansas minorities did not exist, there would have been a savings of $516.6 million in health care costs in 2010, as well as […]

  • Arkansas Prevention Research Center to focus on hypertension with CDC refunding

    • 06.25.2014
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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on May 30 announced that the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences received re-authorization for five years of funding for the Arkansas Prevention Research Center (ARPRC). It is one of 26 academic institutions in 25 states chosen to receive […]

  • Students learn firsthand about experiences of Arkansans now insured through new programs

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    Having affordable health insurance – after having to do without – is a huge relief and will improve health and personal finances: That was the consistent message from a sampling of Arkansans who were participants in a class project this spring by students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman […]