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| FAYETTEVILLE – Wilma Pierce was employed not too long ago via a partnership between the College of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Southern Pharmacy of Arkansas to assist folks in Poinsett County navigate the well being care system.
As an embedded group well being employee, Pierce is obtainable 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 and reply important well being care-related questions, comparable to when somebody ought to see a health care provider, and supply details about vaccines.
“We’re so happy to work with Wilma to offer the folks of Poinsett County with a brand new useful resource as we enter the following, and hopefully remaining, stage of the COVID-19 pandemic,” mentioned Stephanie Kruger, affiliate director of Neighborhood Applications within the UAMS Workplace of Neighborhood Well being & Analysis. “We’re additionally excited to work with Southern Pharmacy of Arkansas and the Poinsett County group as we work to create a greater state of well being for all folks in Arkansas.”
Southern Pharmacy of Arkansas is positioned at 730 Greenwood Ave. A in Lepanto and is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. To contact the pharmacy or Pierce with health- or vaccine-related questions, name 870-475-2617.
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, cell vaccine occasions and training, go to nwa.uams.edu/covid.
This undertaking is supported by the Well being Assets and Companies Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Division of Well being and Human Companies (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 faculties of Drugs, Nursing, Pharmacy, Well being Professions and Public Well being; a graduate college; a hospital; a major 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 Getting older, 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 3,240 college students, 913 medical residents and fellows, and 5 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 Fb, 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 medication fellows, and 1,000 community-based school. 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.