Health care resources

  • Me, Alcohol and Hope

    By RM The alcoholic beverage industry is booming in America. In 2016, the industry had $223.2 billion in alcohol sales, according to Statista. Alcoholic beverages are available everywhere and their profits influence almost every aspect of American life. Restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, Read more →

  • YOU Can Prevent Child Abuse

    All children face challenges during childhood – it’s how we learn and grow into responsible adults. However, some children face traumatic challenges they are too young to understand or know how to defend themselves against. They’ve not had time to develop ways to cope with trauma, Read more →

  • You’re Not Allergic to this Quiz

    Spring is already launching its allergy attacks, making many of us feel miserable. If you suffer every spring, take the True-False quiz below to find out how much you know. Then try the prevention and treatment tips for a more pleasant spring this year. 1.The chief cause of spring allergies is Read more →

  • Save the Date for Quality Conference

    You won’t want to miss the annual Governor’s Quality Award Healthcare Seminar, Tuesday, June 19 at Embassy Suites Hotel, Little Rock. This year’s theme is “Adapt and Overcome: Strategies for Agility in a Changing Industry.” The seminar is from 8:45 a.m. until 3 p.m. Read more →

  • You’re Getting a New Medicare Card

    If you’re on Medicare, you are going to get a new Medicare card and a new Medicare number. The new card will not include your Social Security number, birthdate or gender. The reason for the change is to better protect your personal identity from being stolen. It will also keep criminals from 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.

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