Arkansas Rural Community Health Study
Welcome to the Arkansas Rural Community Health Study, formerly known as the Spit for the Cure. In order to continue our research efforts, it is important that you provide us with your updated contact information. Providing your updated information, just like your enrollment in the study itself, is completely voluntary and will not affect your medical care now or in the future.Complete the Short Survey
About the Arkansas Rural Community Health Study
Please know that your responses are secure and private. Responses will not be shared with commercial or other researchers outside of UAMS, unless explicitly agreed upon by the participant.
Recruitment efforts that began in 2007 resulted in the establishment of a large population–based cohort of women. Today, Arkansas Rural Community Health is a cohort of approximately 26,000 Arkansan women aged 18 through 95 from all 75 counties in the state.
What began as a breast cancer research study is now transitioning toward researching the health of rural communities. Our research is largely focused on rural populations and the unique challenges these communities face to maintain good
Arkansas Rural Community Health is now under the direction of Ping–Ching Hsu, Ph.D. Arkansas Rural Community Health research will continue to be conducted at the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.