UAMS and American Home Pharmacy Partner to Provide Community Health Worker in Van Buren County | Vanburen

Michelle Banister was recently hired through a partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and American Home Pharmacy to help Van Buren County residents navigate the healthcare system.

As an integrated community health worker, Banister is 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 provide information about vaccines.

“We are thrilled to be working with Michelle to provide the people of Van Buren County with a new resource as we enter the next and hopefully final stage of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Stephanie Kruger, Associate Director of community programs in the UAMS Office of Community Health & Research, said. “We are also excited to work with American Home Pharmacy and the Van Buren County community as we work to create better health for all Arkansasians.”

American Home Pharmacy is located at 129 Bone St. in Clinton and is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To contact the pharmacy or Banister with health or vaccine-related questions, call 501-745-4266.

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.

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