Health care resources

  • Diabetes Can Be Prevented

    Diabetes is a serious disease, with the potential to cause horrible complications, even death. Yet most cases of type 2 diabetes and prediabetes are preventable. November – American Diabetes Month – is a good time to understand how serious this disease is, and how to prevent diabetes Read more →

  • Sign Up and Save Money on Health Insurance

    UPDATED 10-16-17 Fall means open enrollment for your 2018 health insurance coverage. During open enrollment, you can enroll for the first time, re-evaluate the prices and services of your current plan, renew or change your health insurance regardless of what type of insurance you have. Although the Read more →

  • Take-Back Helps Everyone

    Prescription drugs that have expired or are no longer needed should be disposed of safely. Here’s how and why. Why safe disposal It is dangerous to get rid of medicines by throwing them into the trash, pouring down the drain or flushing them in the toilet for three important reasons. These Read more →

  • Why Do I Need a Flu Shot? Take the Quiz

      Influenza (flu) is a highly contagious disease that causes 3,000 to 50,000 deaths a year, plus 100,000 to 500,000 hospitalizations annually due to complications of flu. Flu is largely preventable by getting a flu shot every year. However, only about half of Americans get a flu shot annually. Read more →

  • Start Young to Prevent Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens your bones to the point where they break easily. It can be a very painful, debilitating disease that is expensive to treat. It robs many people – mostly women – of their ability to live independently as they grow older. Millions of Americans have 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.

ARenroll
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.

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.

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