Patient-Centered Medical Home

This conference for health-care providers showed how to implement this model into medical practices.

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.


Food desert

Faculty addresses food deserts

John Higginbotham, PhD, associate dean for research and health policy and director of the Institute for Rural Health Research at the College of Community Health Sciences, recently discussed the effects of food deserts on childhood obesity in a Crimson White article. According to Higginbotham, children who grow up in food deserts have a higher risk […]


Economic impact of practicing rural obstetrics

According to the research of Dan Avery, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the College of Community Health Sciences, a family physician practicing obstetrics in a rural community adds a nearly $1.5 million annual benefit to the local economy. The research article looking at this economic impact was published […]

Tucker joins Department of Family Medicine

Melanie Tucker, PhD, has joined the College’s Department of Family Medicine, where she was recently appointed an assistant professor of health education. Tucker has been with the College since 2005 as an assist professor in the Department of Community and Rural Medicine and as director of clinical investigations. In her new role, Tucker will provide […]



“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 …”


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