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Resources by State: Arkansas

Arkansas Child Obesity Growth Patterns and Evaluations of Preschool Interventions on Obesity in Kindergarten
Study examining body mass index (BMI) growth in Arkansas children between Kindergarten and Grade 8 using data from the Arkansas Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Organizes data based on gender, race/ethnicity, social determinants of health (SDOH) indicators, and by rural and urban location. Discusses case studies of Kindergarten weight intervention programs.
Author(s): Anthony Goudie, Kanna Lewis, Joseph Thompson
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
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Rural Hospital Closings in Southern States
Interactive map depicting 59 rural hospital closures from January 2012 - July 2021 in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Uses data from the North Carolina Health Research Program.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
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Community Health Centers Telehealth Promising Practices: Case Studies from the COVID-19 Pandemic
Offers a series of eight case studies on how community health centers developed or expanded telehealth programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses challenges faced, best practices, and lessons learned for each program.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Campaign Online Analysis
Provides links to online communication tools and state-level resources to increase COVID-19 vaccination confidence across the 8 Delta Regional Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program states: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Legato Healthcare Marketing, National Rural Health Resource Center
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CHWs At Work: Making a Difference for Oklahoma's Marshallese Community
Highlights an Oklahoma program that uses community health workers (CHWs) for outreach to the Marshallese community in a three-county area. Provides a brief history and overview of the Marshallese population and discusses the health concerns the CHWs address.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Grantee Directory: Delta States Rural Development Network Program, 2020
A directory of the Delta States Rural Development Grant Program in the 2020-2023 funding cycle. Includes a brief program overview and contact information for each of the twelve grantees. The Delta States region comprises Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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High-Functioning Rural Medicare ACOs – A Qualitative Review
Describes the success factors common to high-performing Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) based in rural areas of New York, Maine, Missouri and Arkansas, and New Hampshire. Examines these organizations' governance, ACO history, operations, finances, population health, and lessons learned.
Author(s): Thomas Vaughn, Keith Mueller, Clinton MacKinney
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Grantee Directory: Rural Health Care Coordination Program, 2020
Provides contact information and brief overviews of the 10 rural healthcare coordination initiatives funded through the Rural Health Care Coordination Program in the 2020-2023 funding cycle. Each profile includes information on the focus areas to be addressed.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Arkansas State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) 2021-2025
Presents the long-term plan to address public health issues in Arkansas. Presents goals, strategies, and objectives in 8 priority areas, including social determinants of health, access to care, maternal and infant health, and addiction, mental health, and suicide.
Date: 2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Department of Health
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2020 Arkansas State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup: Annual Profile of Substance Abuse
Provides information on youth and adult substance abuse in Arkansas to help guide substance abuse prevention decision-making. Highlights consequences such as arrests, suicide, and depression and focuses on alcohol, tobacco, illicit drug, and prescription drug use. Includes county-level profiles.
Additional links: Companion Guide
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Arkansas Department of Human Services, Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, UA Little Rock MidSOUTH Center for Prevention and Training
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