Health care resources

  • 19 Tips to Prevent Hospital Readmissions

    The hospital may be the best place to regain your health. However, once you’re better, you probably don’t want to return anytime soon. Hospital readmissions are expensive and potentially harmful to your health. Here’s what you can do to avoid them. Hospital readmissions are an Read more →

  • Surviving a Heat Wave

    Heat can be a killer if you don’t take precautions. June and July’s weather has been oppressive in most parts of Arkansas and there’s more hot weather ahead of us. Here are some tips to survive summer heat waves. What does hyperthermia look like? Hot weather, especially if Read more →

  • Safe Fireworks: 25 Ways to Avoid Fires, Eye Injury

    If you love fireworks, here’s how to avoid eye injuries, serious burns and fires. Every year around the 4th of July, there are about 10,000 firework-related injuries, costing $100 million. Fireworks also cause about 18,000 fires that cost $32 million in direct property damage. Here are the Read more →

  • Keep Mom Healthy After Baby’s Birth: Know the warning signs

    A precious new baby has arrived in your home and it’s getting all the attention. And, that’s how it should be. However, it’s very important to be sure that mom is recovering safely and completely from the birth. While most moms recover with no problems – except not enough Read more →

  • 30 Top Tips for Safer Walking

    The easiest fitness activity is plain old walking. It’s a great way to improve and maintain your health, anyone can do it, it can be done anywhere (even in-place, while watching TV) and all you need are supportive shoes. However, since humans are involved, injuries can happen. The Centers for 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.

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.

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.

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.