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 40 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

  • Family and Preventive Medicine Receives 5-Year $3.29 Million Grant from CDC to Reduce Obesity

    Alysia Dubriske, director of Community Health and Education at UAMS, is pictured with Leanne Whiteside-Mansell, Ed.D., director of the Research and Evaluation Division of Family and Preventive Medicine.

    By Amy Widner The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received $3.29 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a five-year project to reduce obesity, increase physical activity and improve nutrition in Arkansas, especially in the Delta. The State Physical Activity…

  • Three Tests for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Woman holding wrist

    John Bracey, M.D., hand surgeon with the UAMS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, said that carpal tunnel syndrome affects 2.7 percent of the population and nets 500,000 surgeries a year in the United States, estimated to be a $2 billion annual impact. Bracey spoke to family medicine providers at the 40th Annual Family Medicine Intensive Review…

  • Clinics Revamp Processes with Year-Long Program

    People presenting award

    Five clinics completed the Arkansas Clinic Transformation (ACT) June 8, a 12-month program that helps clinics improve how they manage their chronic disease population, with Mid-Delta Clinic in Clarendon winning the overall award for achieving excellent ratings in 11 quality measures. Other clinics participating were Fore Family Practice in Cave City, Dr. Andy's Family Practice…

  • 40th Annual Family Medicine Intensive Review Course Features 23.5 CME and Hands-on Workshop

    Knee injection practice

    More than 145 family physicians, nurses, pharmacists and physical therapists learned updates on marijuana and medicine, fibromyalgia, sleep apnea and common orthopedic issues at the 40th Annual Family Medicine Intensive Review Course May 10 – 12 at UAMS. Conference attendees practice knee injections with Dr. Michael Cassat. The conference, one of UAMS’ larger family-medicine conferences,…