Michael Thomsen, Ph.D., Named Director of UAMS Center for the Study of Obesity

  The Center for the Study of Obesity will develop not only active research programs related to obesity prevention but also provide technical assistance and leadership in the public health practice community throughout the state to prevent and reduce obesity among Arkansans. Dr. Thomsen comes to UAMS from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (UA) […]

Arkansas Office of Outdoor Recreation

  Last week, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the creation of a new Arkansas Office of Outdoor Recreation, which will exist under the leadership of Secretary Stacy Hurst in the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT). “The Office of Outdoor Recreation provides critically needed support as we look to expand our recreational opportunities in […]

UPDATE: SNAP Policy for Healthy Foods Convening

In partnership with the Arkansas Community Foundation, the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health and Research hosted a virtual, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) Policy for Healthy Foods meeting on June 22, 2021. The event brought together parties interested in food assistance efforts in Arkansas […]

Baptist Health Celebrates 100th Anniversary at Public Commemoration

  “When the Arkansas Baptist State Convention incorporated Baptist State Hospital in 1921, it made a commitment to provide quality, faith-based care that continues today. Through 100 years, we have stayed true to that original mission and remain committed to delivering on that promise into the next 100 years. “Our 100-year anniversary represents a century […]

Gratitude

The Arkansas Department of Health, in partnership with Healthy Active Arkansas, will begin offering free 20-minute mindfulness sessions to help employees around the state stay well during this stressful time dealing with the daily challenges of COVID-19.  Tim Atkinson, Ed.D., certified mindfulness coach and faculty member at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, will conduct […]

Loving-Kindness

The Arkansas Department of Health, in partnership with Healthy Active Arkansas, will begin offering free 20-minute mindfulness sessions to help employees around the state stay well during this stressful time dealing with the daily challenges of COVID-19.  Tim Atkinson, Ed.D., certified mindfulness coach and faculty member at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, will conduct […]

Labeling Thoughts

The Arkansas Department of Health, in partnership with Healthy Active Arkansas, will begin offering free 20-minute mindfulness sessions to help employees around the state stay well during this stressful time dealing with the daily challenges of COVID-19.  Tim Atkinson, Ed.D., certified mindfulness coach and faculty member at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, will conduct […]

Guided Imagery

The Arkansas Department of Health, in partnership with Healthy Active Arkansas, will begin offering free 20-minute mindfulness sessions to help employees around the state stay well during this stressful time dealing with the daily challenges of COVID-19.  Tim Atkinson, Ed.D., certified mindfulness coach and faculty member at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, will conduct […]