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NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at A-State is a Partner in USDA Grant


This is A-State Connections on KASU. I’m Johnathan Reaves. The U-S Department of Agriculture is investing almost one-million-dollars to improve the health and wellness of the rural workforce in four Arkansas counties that currently experience higher rates of chronic diseases, health risk factors and other health disparities.

The USDA Supporting Health Advances for Rural Employees project is implemented by Winrock International and partners include the Arkansas Community Health Worker Association, Community Health Centers of Arkansas, and the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University. Telling us more about this is Senior Program Officer of U-S Programs with Winrock International Michelle Perez and Director of Research and Grants for the Delta Population Health Institute at NYIT’s College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University is Dr. Jenn Conner. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.