UAMS, Mitchell’s Main Street Pharmacy Partner to Provide Community Health Worker in Stone County
| FAYETTEVILLE — Trevor Crymes, of Mountain View, was recently hired through a partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Mitchell’s Main Street Pharmacy to help Stone County residents navigate the system health.
As an integrated community health worker, Crymes 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. They can also provide valuable information about vaccines.
“We are thrilled to be working with Trevor to provide the people of Stone County with a new resource as we enter the next and hopefully final stage of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Stephanie Kruger, Associate Director community programs in the UAMS Office of Community Health and Research. “We are also thrilled to work with Mitchell’s Main Street Pharmacy and the Stone County community as we work to create better health for all people in Arkansas.”
Crymes worked with Mitchell’s Pharmacy for three years as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. As a Community Health Worker, he will be able to provide the Stone County community with an additional resource as community members strive to achieve their best health, by providing advice related to prevention. and treatment of diseases, medicines and treatment and vaccines.
“My goal as a community health worker is to work alongside medical providers and pharmacy to help provide better health care to our community,” Crymes said. “I hope to be a liaison in our health care community for individuals or families who need additional help or knowledge about their treatment.”
Mitchell’s Main Street Pharmacy is located at 214 E. Main St., Mountain View, and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 3253.
For more information on the UAMS Community Health Worker Project, visit nwa.uams.edu/chr/chw. For more information about COVID-19, including resources, mobile vaccination events and education, visit nwa.uams.edu/covid.
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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