Health care resources

  • Act F.A.S.T. to Survive Stroke

    Editor’s Note: This article, the third in our heart-health series, focuses on strokes and what Arkansas has done to reduce them. 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 Read more →

  • 7 Tips for Healthy Hearts

    A key part of heart health is exercising your heart muscle. Just like all other muscles, your heart needs regular exercise to stay healthy. “Couch potatoes” are twice as likely to develop heart disease as active people. Inactive people have more doctor visits, illness and chronic Read more →

  • Manage Diabetes by Taking Care of Your Heart

    Editor’s note: In this, the ninth article in our year-long series on diabetes, learn about diabetes’ most serious complication. Diabetes and heart disease are closely linked. What is harmful for diabetes almost always makes heart disease worse; and vice versa. Both diseases are partly Read more →

  • Keep Your Health Insurance on Arkansas Works

    Are you worried about your health coverage? The Private Option program for Medicaid expansion has been replaced with Arkansas Works. However, most people who had health insurance through the Private Option in 2016 will not see much change to their coverage in 2017 under Arkansas Works. The Read more →

  • Tips for Managing Diabetes

    EDITOR’S NOTE:  In the eighth in our year-long series on diabetes, the focus is on the specifics of effectively managing this chronic disease. It is possible to live a long and healthy life, even with diabetes. The key to living well with diabetes is learning how to manage the disease. 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.

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.

Helps people who have Medicaid and ARKids First find a medical home by locating a primary care doctor (PCP) and dental care.

The Health Insurance Marketplace allows consumers to more easily search for the plan that best meets their budget and health needs.

Find and compare doctors, hospitals, nursing homes and other health professionals, facilities and services.

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.