Health care resources

  • COVID-19, Children’s Health and the “New Normal”

    Disruptions to our normal routines and way of life have become commonplace during the last eight months. When we think about life during COVID, we often talk of a “new The post COVID-19, Children’s Health and the “New Normal” appeared first on AFMC.

  • Recipe: Oatmeal Pecan Waffles (or Pancakes)

    Fall weather has finally arrived. There is no better time for waffles (or pancakes). The fruit topping provides a healthy alternative to syrup. Don’t waffle around, make these today! Your The post Recipe: Oatmeal Pecan Waffles (or Pancakes) appeared first on AFMC.

  • Getting outside, taking your vitamins, and preparing for cold season

    Listen to Dr. Chad Rodgers, AFMC chief medical officer and board-certified pediatrician, as he joins Kevin Miller on KARN-FM 102.9 to talk about getting outside to combat COVID fatigue, taking The post Getting outside, taking your vitamins, and preparing for cold season appeared first on AFMC.

  • Inside COVID Testing in Arkansas

    Nationwide, few companies are finding themselves actively testing students for COVID-19. When it comes to Arkansas, AFMC is on the front lines. We serve as a contractor to the Arkansas The post Inside COVID Testing in Arkansas appeared first on AFMC.

  • Governor Hutchinson proclaims ACEs Awareness Week, September 20 – 26

    By proclamation of Gov. Asa Hutchinson, September 20 – 26 is Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Awareness Week. ACEs, such as abuse, neglect, an incarcerated parent, or a parent who suffers The post Governor Hutchinson proclaims ACEs Awareness Week, September 20 – 26 appeared first on AFMC.

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.