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Our Story

BEHIND THE SCENES

Our program is a federal grant program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH). Our program is part of a collaborative effort to meet the Healthy People 2030 objectives and to increase awareness of health literacy in the areas of COVID-19, vaccines, and health care.

We launched our program on July 1, 2021 in the city of Pine Bluff with a mission to empower, consult, collaborate, and inform the community by providing fact-based information, health awareness, and collaborative educational outreach to increase access and exposure to health-related topics and patient/provider relationships. 

The initiative has an objective to reach specific goals in a two year period:

  • increasing health literacy and decreasing the proportion of adults who report poor communication with their health care provider.

  • increasing the proportion of adults whose health care providers involved them in all decisions.

  • increase the proportion of individuals with vaccination records in an information system.