UAMS, AFMC and local pharmacies partner to provide community health workers in Grant County

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As Embedded Community Health Workers, Cox, Lain, Covert and Marvel are available to answer basic health care questions and provide education and resources to the public. Community health workers work within their communities to help the public get the care they need and answer essential health care questions, such as when someone should see a doctor and information about vaccines. .

“We are thrilled to be working with Lacy, Tawnya, Sarah and Barbara to provide the people of Grant County with a new resource as we enter the next and hopefully final stage of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said said Stephanie Kruger, Partner. Director of Community Programs in the Office of Community Health and Research at UAMS. “We are also excited to work with Sheridan Family Pharmacy, McCoy-Tygart Drug, AFMC and the community of Grant County as we work to create better health for all Arkansasians.”

The Sheridan Family Pharmacy is located at 677 Heritage Drive in Sheridan and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. To contact Pharmacy, Cox, or Lain with health care or vaccine-related questions, call 870-484-4488.

McCoy-Tygart Drug is located at 821 North Rock in Sheridan and is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. vaccines, call 870-942-5121.

To contact Marvel with health or vaccine-related questions, call 501-813-4058.

For more information on the UAMS Community Health Worker Project, visit For more information about COVID-19, including resources, mobile vaccination events and education, visit

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under an award totaling $9,892,799 with 0 percent funded by non-governmental sources. For more information, please visit

AFMC is a private, not-for-profit organization focused on improving health and health care through trusted and committed private and public partnerships. Grounded in the mission of AFMC, our experienced and dedicated leadership team and staff have successfully delivered value to our customers and partners for the past 50 years.

UAMS is the only health sciences university in the state, with colleges of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, health professions, and public health; a doctoral school; a hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwestern Arkansas Regional Campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute, and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses the entire clinical enterprise of UAMS. UAMS is the only Level 1 adult trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,047 students, 873 medical residents and fellows, and six resident dentists. It is the largest public employer in the state with more than 11,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide patient care at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s, VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit Where Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube Where instagram.

UAMS’ Northwestern Regional Campus includes 288 medical, pharmacy, nursing, and health professions students, 64 medical and pharmacy residents, two sports medicine fellows, and 1,000 community faculty. The campus has nine clinics, including a student-run clinic and physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services. Professors conduct research to reduce health disparities. Visit Where Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube Where instagram.

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