Health care resources

  • Vaping Update

    Vaping and e-cigarettes continue to be popular, despite unflattering, even dangerous news reports. Here’s an update on what has been discovered about the recent injuries and deaths associated with these devices. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a […]

  • 10 Top Gifts for Grandparents

    Are you wondering what to get the older people in your life for Christmas? Let seniors themselves tell you. In a national survey, seniors were asked to rank their favorite gift choices, plus, what gifts they hoped they would not receive. Seniors’ top 10 gift requests: 1. Large-print calendar […]

  • Mindful Eating During The Holidays: A Guide

    The holidays are upon us, and with the holidays comes … food! Diet and weight-loss goals are often tossed to the side. For some, the holidays are an emotional time, and we use food to cope. We lose control as we feast on calorie-laden dishes, lavish desserts and snacks of all varieties, and […]

  • STOP Hepatitis-A Outbreaks

    Arkansas is experiencing an outbreak of Hepatitis A, with 421 confirmed cases and three deaths to date, according to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). The ADH has tracked the first outbreak to Northeast Arkansas in February 2018. It has since spread to other parts of the state. Part of the […]

  • Five Steps to Your Best Health Insurance Plan

    Everyone needs health insurance. Medical care is increasingly complex and expensive. When you need medical care, insurance protects you against most of the costs so you can focus on getting well. We know from research that people who have health insurance throughout their lives are healthier. They […]

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.