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UAMS receives $10 million federal grant for COVID-19 outreach

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has been awarded a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fund COVID-19 outreach efforts across Arkansas.

UAMS said it will use the grant to mobilize and deploy community health workers, patient navigators and social support specialists to “the most vulnerable and medically underserved” communities across the state, including racial and ethnic minority groups.

They plan to use the grant for educating communities about vaccines and help get access to resources, appointments, and transportation.

The HHS grant, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is part of $66.5 million in American Rescue Plan funding to eight grantees to expand outreach efforts in 38 states and the District of Columbia to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence and vaccinations.

See the full article from Talk Business and Politics here.

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