“Better Together:” Combatting Health Disparities and COVID-19 in the Arkansas Delta in African American Communities using Author

The ultimate goal of this project is to connect the African-American community in the Arkansas Delta with authoritative health information resources that increase community knowledge of the COVID-19 virus and vaccination safety. Using physician led presentations, community round tables, and shared experience, the aim is to assist community members in the evolution of their health information seeking practices. The presentations will take place in seven counties across the Delta—Chicot, Crittenden, Desha, Lee, Monroe, Phillips, and St. Francis. The NLM resource MedlinePlus will be used to create a take home packet that participants can then use to review what they learned and supplement their current knowledge.


Project Lead: Andrea Hayes


Geographic Type: Rural
Race & Ethnicity: Blacks/African Americans
Roles of Participants Project is Intended to Serve: General Public

Award Details

Funding Source: Region 3
Project Category: Outreach
Period of Performance: Jun 1, 2021 - Apr 30, 2022
Project Status: Completed

Project Funding

Federal Fiscal Year 2021: $8,000