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UAMS’ Department of Family and Preventive Medicine Research and Evaluation Division (DFPM RED) focuses on family and environmental factors linked with poor health, growth, and psychosocial development. We conduct research to test theoretical models, collaborate with community partners to implement and evaluate interventions, train on research-based curriculum, and translate those models into community settings.

A Decade of RED


Community Collaboration

We partner with communities and community organizations to implement and evaluate programs intended to improve outcomes.

RED Project map 2019                    Annual Summary 2018

Training & Translational Research

Many of our projects take research-based knowledge and translate it into practice. Our training programs target professionals in community-based settings such as early care and education, mental health, home visits, shelters, and substance abuse treatment.

See how our programs link to the Teaching Pyramid

Program Evaluation

We collaborate with community agencies to provide process and outcome evaluation of the implementation of interventions.

Research & Development

We develop new tools and interventions, test basic science hypotheses, and explore applied research questions.

We are very active!

RED Overview

Annual Summary – 2018

See where RED is at work

Read our Annual Report (2016)

View all Research & Evaluation Projects

View all Professional Development Opportunities

Covid-19 Resources

Our new social story, My Teacher Wears a Mask was created to help address any potential fear or apprehension experienced by young children due to new guidance related to teachers’ use of protective masks.

My Teacher Wears a Mask- PDF

My Teacher Wears a Mask – Ebook

Coping with COVID is a resource for center administrators using the 10 Components of Trauma-Informed Care to support children during/after COVID crisis.

Coping With COVID

Arkansas Health and Education Hotline – DCCECE staff have been working at the Arkansas Health and Education Hotline to answer incoming calls from Child Care Centers who are experiencing a COVID related issue. The staff at the hotline are able to guide them through the next steps they need to take when they’ve had a positive case or a probable close contact.

If providers need help or have had a positive case, please direct them to the hotline 1-833-504-0155.

There is also a form they can complete before calling so that they have all the information they need. This form is attached and can also be found on our DHS DCCECE homepage at this LINK.