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T.R. Reid Visit to UA

T.R. Reid is an author, documentary film maker, Washington Post reporter and commentator on NPR’s Morning Edition.

UA Flu Shot Campaign

The College is leading a UA campus-wide effort to vaccinate students, faculty and staff against the flu.

Longitudinal Curriculum

The College’s TLC² uses an innovative educational model, called a longitudinal integrated clerkship.


Alabama got nearly $2 million to help pay for primary care in underserved areas

Approximately $283 million from the Affordable Care Act in 2014 went to increase primary care services in rural areas like Alabama, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Increasing funding for the National Health Service Corps will help increase primary care in areas that need it, said Dr. Richard Streiffer, dean of the College of Community Health Sciences at the University of Alabama.

UA Matters: Talking to Your Kids About Sex

The words “sex talk” can strike fear in the hearts of the most veteran parents. The University of Alabama’s Dr. Melanie Tucker offers a few tips on how to have those conversations.

Rural communities struggle to keep doctors

As much as he likes working in Heflin, Dr. Igor Bidikov said he has had a hard time recruiting doctors to work with him in Heflin. The doctors will come for a little while and then they leave, he said. The problem is a symptom of a statewide shortage of doctors that has hit rural areas especially hard, say representatives of the medical field.



“Academic medical centers have a critical role, even a duty, I would argue, to contribute to improved population health. At The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, we accept and pursue that mission through a four-dimensional strategy …”


Learn out more about the College and our commitment to improving and promoting the health of Alabama.

Strategic Planning

Read about the College’s road map into the future and its four-pronged strategic planning process.

On Rounds

Learn more about the College through our twice-annual publication called On Rounds.

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