| FAYETTEVILLE – Gracelyn Caplener, Ashtyn Mullinax and Lauren Turner had been employed lately via a partnership between the College of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Arkansas Rural Well being Partnership to assist individuals in Monroe County navigate the well being care system.
As embedded group well being employees, Caplener, Mullinax and Turner can be found to reply fundamental well being care questions and supply training and assets to the general public. Neighborhood well being employees work inside their communities to assist the general public get the care they want, reply important well being care-related questions, akin to when somebody ought to see a physician, and supply details about vaccines.
“We are so pleased to work with Gracelyn, Ashtyn and Lauren to provide the people of Monroe County with a new resource as we enter the next, and hopefully final, stage of the COVID-19 pandemic,” mentioned Stephanie Kruger, affiliate director of group applications within the UAMS Workplace of Neighborhood Well being & Analysis. “We’re also excited to work with Arkansas Rural Health Partnership and the Monroe County community as we work to create a better state of health for all people in Arkansas.”
To contact Caplener with health- or vaccine-related questions, e mail [email protected].
To contact Mullinax with health- or vaccine-related questions, e mail [email protected].
To contact Turner with health- or vaccine-related questions, e mail [email protected].
Caplener, Mullinax and Turner will also be contacted by calling 870-632-7299.
For extra details about the UAMS Neighborhood Well being Employee undertaking, go to nwa.uams.edu/chr/chw. For extra details about COVID-19, together with assets, cellular vaccine occasions and training, go to nwa.uams.edu/covid.
This undertaking is supported by the Well being Assets and Providers Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Division of Well being and Human Providers (HHS) as a part of an award totaling $9,892,799 with 0% financed with nongovernmental sources.
UAMS is the state’s solely well being sciences college, with schools of Drugs, Nursing, Pharmacy, Well being Professions and Public Well being; a graduate college; a hospital; a important campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide community of regional campuses; and 7 institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Most cancers Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Backbone & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Analysis Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Ageing, Translational Analysis Institute and Institute for Digital Well being & Innovation. UAMS consists of UAMS Well being, a statewide well being system that encompasses all of UAMS’ scientific enterprise. UAMS is the one grownup Degree 1 trauma middle within the state. UAMS has 3,047 college students, 873 medical residents and fellows, and 6 dental residents. It’s the state’s largest public employer with greater than 11,000 staff, together with 1,200 physicians who present care to sufferers at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Youngsters’s, the VA Medical Middle and Baptist Well being. Go to www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Discover us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.
The UAMS Northwest Regional Campus consists of 288 medical, pharmacy, nursing and well being professions college students, 64 medical and pharmacy residents, two sports activities drugs fellows, and 1,000 community-based college. The campus has 9 clinics together with a student-led clinic and bodily, occupational and speech remedy. School conduct analysis to cut back well being disparities.