The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences says the U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding $1.6 million in grants for simulation programs targeting improved health care in the Arkansas Delta.
At a news conference Wednesday, the USDA said would give $752,832 to the Greater Delta Alliance for Health. The group will contract with UAMS and its Center for Simulation Education to run scenarios for a variety of situations, including trauma, childbirth problems, tractor accidents, diabetic complications, strokes and pediatric emergencies.
The Black River Technical College in Pocahontas will receive $919,139 to buy and upgrade simulation equipment and to provide training.
The Greater Delta Alliance for Health includes members in Crossett, DeWitt, Dumas, Fordyce, McGehee, Monticello, Lake Village, Pine Bluff, Stuttgart and Warren.