Many live events are canceled or have shifted to an online format, due to covid-19. For CME information or if you need online CME/CE, click here.

Community Health and Education

Our goal is to educate family physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals with the tools they can use immediately in their practice. We also reach out to the communities our providers serve, to better educate them on healthy lifestyles.

For 42 years, our conferences have featured experienced faculty and specialists with the latest information, specific to family medicine. We realize that not all learning should come from lectures but from your peers, from case study discussions and hands-on workshops which expand, challenge and reconfirm your way of practicing medicine.

CHE News

  • Long-Time Family Medicine CME Conference Goes Virtual

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    After 42 years of live CME/CE conferences, the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine’s Community Health and Education Division hosted its first virtual conference Oct. 20 – 23 titled the 24th Annual Family Medicine Update with Tobacco and Disease Symposium. More than 150 healthcare providers joined the conference for up to 16 hours of CME/CE.…

  • Husband and Wife Find Breastfeeding Worth the Effort

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    August 25, 2020 | Stacy Durham and her husband Clint had the birth of their son mapped out: a healthy baby delivered full-term who easily breastfed, a standard hospital stay and return home to their new nursery. But as Stacy describes it, “it just wasn’t in the cards.” Everything had gone smoothly during her pregnancy,…

  • UAMS Receives $2.5 Million CDC Grant to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in Arkansas

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    July 27, 2020 | The UAMS Department of Family and Preventive Medicine has received $2.5 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a five-year project to increase colorectal cancer screening in Arkansas. Partnerships in Colorectal Cancer Screening in Arkansas is a project of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine’s Community…

  • CHE Staff Secures Large Donation for Prison Breastfeeding Program

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    March 2, 2020 | Incarcerated women who are new breastfeeding moms at the J. Aaron Hawkins Sr. Center in Wrightsville, Arkansas, will have access to over 200 pounds of breastfeeding supplies recently donated by Medela, a leading manufacturer of breast pumps in the United States. The donation came about through UAMS’ partnership with the Hawkins’…