Health care resources

  • Stay Safe: Drug Take-Back Event April 27

    Arkansas’ Prescription Drug Take-Back program provides a safe, easy and anonymous 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. Prescription drug overdose deaths are Read more →

  • Why Should You Care About Cholesterol?

    You probably know you should be concerned about your cholesterol but aren’t sure why or what to do about it. This article is for you. Let’s break it down and find out what cholesterol is and what you can do to make it an ally for better health. It’s not something to fear and Read more →

  • Save the Date for Quality Conference

    Learn how to recognize and break down barriers to workforce quality at the 2019 Governor’s Quality Award Healthcare Seminar, 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, Embassy Suites Hotel, Little Rock. This year’s theme is “The Unconscious Barriers to Workforce Quality.” Hugh Read more →

  • Vaccines are Safe and Effective; Vaccines Save Lives

    Serious infectious diseases – once eliminated from the United States – have come back to make our children sick; some can cause permanent disability or death. Since January, there have been 228 people infected with measles across 12 states. This month, Arkansas saw a new outbreak of Read more →

  • What You Need to Know About Measles Outbreaks

    Measles was eliminated from the United States in 2000. Then why are we having measles outbreaks? There were 17 different measles outbreaks in 2018. So far this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 206 people have been infected nationwide, across 11 states. Most of 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.

The Centers for Youth & Families
Specialized prevention, intervention and treatment services that promote emotional and social wellness for children and families in Arkansas.

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