Health care resources

  • There’s Still Time To Get Flu Protection

    If you and your family have not had the time, or felt a sense of urgency, to get an influenza (flu) vaccine, there’s still time. Getting a flu vaccine now will protect you from this potentially deadly illness for the rest of the season. Flu is circulating now Flu is being reported in most Read more →

  • Open Enrollment: What You Need to Know

    It’s time to enroll (or re-enroll) for people who must buy health insurance from the health insurance Marketplace, also called the state Exchange. During open enrollment, you can enroll for the first time, renew your current coverage, re-evaluate plans’ prices and services, and either Read more →

  • Is Your Family At Risk for Diabetes?

    Is your family at risk for diabetes? The answer is probably yes. This article explains diabetes symptoms, health complications it can cause and 12 tops tips to prevent or manage the disease. More than half of all Arkansans who have diabetes do not know it. Another 25 percent of Arkansans have Read more →

  • Antibiotic Failure Involves Everyone … and Their Dog

    Antibiotics are powerful, lifesaving medicines. However, when overused they can become tragically powerless against harmful germs. Overuse – in humans, pets and in agriculture – makes antibiotic resistance much more likely. It is increasingly one of the most dangerous threats to public Read more →

  • If You Don’t Need It, Take It Back

    Arkansas’ Take-Back program provides a safe and easy way to dispose of medications you no longer need. Safe disposal of expired or unneeded prescription drugs is the only way to protect your family, pets and the environment. Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of accidental deaths in 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.

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.

ARKids First
Provides two health insurance coverage options for low-income families that include a comprehensive package of benefits.

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

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

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

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.

PreventionWorksAR
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.

Sickle Cell Support Services
Sickle Cell Support Services provides supportive assistance and services to families affected by Sickle Cell Anemia Disease.

Social Work Licensure in Arkansas
Become a licensed social worker in Arkansas.

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