Health care resources

  • 22 Top Tips for Firework Safety

    Fireworks season is here! Nothing says Independence Day like fireworks but it’s not all fun and excitement. Some of those “oohs” and “aaws” may be because someone was injured by fireworks. About 12,000 fireworks-related injuries plus 10-15 deaths happen every year in Read more →

  • Fathers: Consider Parental Leave to Boost Bonding

    Mothers have nine months to get ready for the life-changes that a new baby brings, but dads often need a little extra time to adjust to parenthood. Parental leave can help working parents make that adjustment by giving them time to bond with their new child. According to the Jobvite’s 2019 Read more →

  • Water Safety Tips Prevent Drownings

    Summer means fun around the water – the pool, waterpark, lake, ocean or your favorite fishing hole. The beauty of Arkansas’ lakes and streams rivals any place in the country. Bodies of water seem to hold a primal attraction for us. It may be the life-giving properties of water, as a Read more →

  • Act F.A.S.T. to Survive Stroke

    Strokes are a type of heart disease. Many of the lifestyle choices and treatment options associated with strokes are also the same as for heart disease. Until recently, Arkansas was the nation’s leading state for the number of stroke deaths per capita. After a statewide effort to reduce Read more →

  • Learn from the Experts: Governor’s Quality Conference June 18

    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, Little Rock. This year’s theme is “The Unconscious Barriers to Workforce Quality.” Hugh Brown, 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.