UAMS Telemedicine Program In Magazine School District Reduces Obesity

More than half of obese fifth through eighth graders in the Magazine School District reduced their obesity in the last year after participating in a program by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Center for Distance Health.

The program is part of the School Telemedicine in Arkansas (STAR) program that began in 2016 to combat health disparities in four rural Arkansas school districts. It is funded by a $1.2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Part of the STAR program focuses on reducing and preventing obesity and is designated HealthyNOW.  From October 2017 through April, HealthyNOW was piloted in the Magazine School District in Logan County.    MORE

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