Health care resources

  • Health Literacy Means Better Care

    Understanding a physician’s instructions is crucial for positive patient outcomes. How often do you ask your patients to repeat treatment directions to determine if they fully understand what they need to do? Observational studies report this occurs in less than 20 percent of patient Read more →

  • Do You Routinely Screen for Diabetes?

    Arkansas has one of the highest diabetes rates in the nation and many of these cases could be prevented. The number of Americans with type 2 diabetes has increased 217 percent in the past 10 years to about 30 million people. Diabetes causes 230,000 deaths every year and the death rate is Read more →

  • Responding to Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

    Antibiotics can produce miracles in transplant surgery, cancer therapy and in the fight against infectious bacterial diseases. However, antibiotic usage comes with a serious and growing threat to our nation’s health and security – antibiotic resistance. Some bacteria seem to be able to Read more →

  • Safely Watch Aug. 21 Eclipse

    Are you ready for the big event? Arkansans will be able to see a solar eclipse on Mon. Aug. 21 during the midday hours. Be sure you know how to watch it without damaging your eyes. Safe viewing of the pre-eclipse, partial eclipse and post-eclipse phases must be done with special protective glasses Read more →

  • Summertime … and the Kids Are Hungry

    More than 287,000 Arkansas children rely on free or reduced price school breakfast and lunch programs. However, for one in four Arkansas children, summertime means that they can no longer depend on school meals. They either don’t eat at all or make unhealthy food and beverage choices during Read more →

Helpful websites

Access Arkansas
Find out if you qualify for Arkansas human services, apply for new benefits, finish your in-process application, or check your application and program status.

ANGELS Guidelines
The Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education and Learning System (ANGELS) allows providers to quickly access medical practice guidelines from any phone, tablet or computer. You can search by keywords and bookmark specific guidelines for easy reference.

Arkansas Department of Human Services
Apply for a vast array of services including ARKids First health insurance for children, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps), Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA) and Medicaid.

Arkansas Medicaid
Helps pay for medically necessary medical services for needy and low-income persons.

Arkansas Medicaid Front Line Provider Portal
Information related to Arkansas Medicaid’s new MMIS and Healthcare Portal.

Arkansas Medicaid Provider Manuals
Access Medicaid manuals, transmittal letters, notices of rule making, official notices and RA messages for each provider type.

ARKids First
Provides two health insurance coverage options for low-income families that include a comprehensive package of benefits.
Apply for health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Marketplace is designed to help you find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs.

Helps people who have Medicaid and ARKids First find a medical home by locating a primary care doctor (PCP) and dental care.

The Health Insurance Marketplace allows consumers to more easily search for the plan that best meets their budget and health needs.

Naloxone Protocol – Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy
The Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy and the Arkansas Pharmacists Association worked together to prepare a Naloxone Protocol which can be used much like the protocols for administering immunizations with any prescriptions initialized being in the name of the prescriber on the protocol.

Find and compare doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and other health professionals, facilities and services.

The PreventionWorksAR web pages house data and resources from a variety of sources for the Division of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS), Arkansas Department of Human Services.

UAMS Center for Health Literacy
Learn how to improve society and population health by making health information easier to understand and use.