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As integrated community health workers, McGinnis and Whitfield are available to answer basic health care questions and provide education and resources to the public. Community health workers work within their communities to help the public get the care they need, answer essential health care questions like when someone should see a doctor, and provide information about immunizations.
“We are very pleased to be working with Jennifer McGinnis and Jennifer Whitfield to provide the people of Mississippi County with a new resource as we enter the next and hopefully final stage of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Stephanie Kruger. , associate director of community programs in the UAMS Office of Community Health and Research. “We are also excited to work with the Southern Pharmacy of Arkansas, AFMC and the Mississippi County community as we work to create better health for all people in Arkansas.”
Southern Pharmacy of Arkansas is located at 109 Main St. in Leachville and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm To contact the pharmacy or McGinnis with health or immunization related questions, call 870 -539-6831 .
To contact Whitfield with questions related to health or immunizations, please call 501-631-0529.
To learn more about 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 Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as part of an award totaling $9,892,799 with 0% funded from non-government sources. .
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UAMS is the only health sciences university in the state, with schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas Regional Campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, the Translational Research Institute, and the Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a state health system that encompasses the entire UAMS clinical enterprise. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,047 students, 873 medical residents and fellows, and six dental residents. It is the largest public employer in the state with more than 11,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who care for patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s, VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us in Facebook, TwitterYouTube or Instagram.
The UAMS Northwest Regional Campus includes 288 medical, pharmacy, nursing, and health professions students, 64 medical and pharmacy residents, two sports medicine fellows, and 1,000 community faculty. The campus has nine clinics, including a student-run clinic and physical, occupational, and speech therapy. The college conducts research to reduce health disparities.