Health care resources

  • Has Drinking Become a Problem?

    While it seems the opioid-abuse epidemic is grabbing all the headlines, far more families are affected by alcohol abuse. Nearly 90,000 Americans die each year from alcohol-related causes. That’s almost 10 percent of all deaths in the United States. Drunk driving causes 30 percent of all Read more →

  • Why We Need to Move … Frequently!

    Your heart is the most important muscle in your body. If you don’t keep it strong with regular physical activity, your whole body will suffer. You won’t feel as good as you could. Your enjoyment and participation in life will suffer, and your life will be shorter. Fully 20 percent of Read more →

  • 22 Ways to Stay Motivated

    Are your New Year’s resolutions usually abandoned by March? Even with the best of intentions, many of us lose motivation before we can establish new healthier habits. Maybe you’ve resolved for 2019 to exercise more and regain your stamina and fitness. That’s one of the most Read more →

  • Polio-like Illness Affecting Children

    People who grew up in the 1940s and 50s remember the terror that the word “polio” caused. Polio struck tens of thousands of children every year, without warning. Adults talked in hushed sad tones about the terrifying symptoms of paralysis and children that had to be in an iron lung in Read more →

  • 4 Top Tips to Avoid Food Poisoning

    Be sure to include food safety in your holiday baking and cooking – it could save you a trip to the hospital. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 48 million Americans get sick annually from food poisoning or foodborne illness. That’s about one in six 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.

Social Work Licensure in Arkansas
Become a licensed social worker in Arkansas.

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