Featured CHW Program: UAMS Prevention Research Center-Hypertension Study
The Arkansas Prevention Research Center (ARPRC) is based at the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and is dedicated to better health for all Arkansans. The ARPRC is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and tries to find and promote better ways to keep people from getting chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, especially in the rural areas of Arkansas where there are fewer resources and less access to health care.
The ARPRC is currently running a program in Desha County called Take Control that focuses on helping people take control of their high blood pressure. There are five community health workers involved in the program now with the expectation to add three or four additional community health workers in the next year.
Provide culturally appropriate health promotion/education, risk identification, direct services (hypertension measurement)
Desha County. Ages 18-65. Hypertensive patients enrolled in study intervention.