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Repealing without replacing Affordable Care Act will hurt rural hospitals, dean says in news report

As the Senate takes steps to fast track getting rid of the Affordable Care Act, Dr. Richard Streiffer, dean of The Univeristy of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, says repealing the ACA without replacing it will hurt many rural hospitals struggling to stay open, according to a Fox 6 WBRC report. Even a small change […]

Dean speaks to WVUA, CBS 42 on spike in flu cases

Alabama has seen a spike in the number of flu cases reported, and Dr. Richard Streiffer, dean of The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, says it isn’t too late to get a flu shot, according to reports from CBS 42 WIAT and WVUA. Alabama joins Arizona and Georgia as the three states […]

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UA-Pickens County Partnership

The partnership, now underway, is providing needed health resources to the rural county while UA students receive training and experience in their fields

Judson Russell, a fellow with The University of Alabama-Pickens County Partnership, conducts a health screening on a student at Reform Elementary School. (Photo by Andrea Mabry)

Projects underway in UA-Pickens County Partnership

In Pickens County, elementary school students in Gordo are learning how to garden and how to prepare healthy foods. Meanwhile, Head Start teachers in Carrollton are being trained to identify and prevent mental health issues. Both of these are part of ongoing projects with The University of Alabama-Pickens County Partnership. Coordinated by the UA College […]

Dr. John Sullivan, an alumnus of The University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency, gave a lecture on snake venom poisoning on Nov. 11 at the College.

Alumnus, antivenin developer speaks to med students about snakebites