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Resources by State: Arkansas

Rural Profile of Arkansas 2021
Describes the rural social, demographic, and economic structure of Arkansas with a portion addressing health status, including infant mortality, obesity, health outcomes, and food insecurity. Compares rural to urban areas of the state.
Date: 2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Research & Extension
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Models of Success in Rural Maternity Care: ANGELS Network & Millard-Henry Clinic
Describes the Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education, and Learning System (ANGELS) program, a high-risk pregnancy program based at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science designed to improve the ability of tertiary care facilities in the state to deliver low birth weight babies. Discusses the importance of communication between ANGELS staff and partner clinics and the role of telehealth services for specialty care.
Author(s): Katy B. Kozhimannil, Mary Gilbertson
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Making it Work: Models of Success in Rural Maternity Care
Describes factors that underlie 3 successful models of rural maternity care and informs communities, clinicians, and hospitals wishing to keep obstetric services available on the local level. Includes information from interviews conducted at facilities in Baldwin, Wisconsin; Lakin, Kansas; and Russelville, Arkansas.
Author(s): Katy B. Kozhimannil, Carrie Henning-Smith, Megan Lahr, Mary Gilbertson
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Psychiatrist and Psychologist Experiences with Telehealth and Remote Collaborative Care in Primary Care: A Qualitative Study
Discusses delivery of mental health services to rural patients through telehealth referral and remote collaborative care based on focus group sessions with 10 telepsychiatrists and 4 telepsychologists working in primary care clinics in Washington, Michigan, and Arkansas. Summarizes participant experiences of challenges and successes with telehealth delivery models.
Author(s): Molly Howland, McKenna Tennant, Deborah J. Bowen, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 37(4), 780-787
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
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Arkansas Substance Abuse Treatment Services Catchment Areas, Funded Contractors
Map and contact information for substance misuse treatment providers by county that are funded by the Division of Aging, Adult, and Behavioral Sciences within the Arkansas Department of Human Services.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organizations: Arkansas Department of Human Services, Rural Health Association of Arkansas
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Arkansas Community Mental Health Center Directory
Provides a county map and contact information for community mental health centers serving 12 areas of Arkansas.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organizations: Arkansas Department of Human Services, Rural Health Association of Arkansas
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Advance Care Planning: New Realities in Times of COVID-19
Examines the challenges of advance care planning, planning for decision-making in times of medical crisis, due to COVID-19. Shares insights from clinicians and others involved in helping rural patients.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Risk Factors for Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Arkansas 2019
Provides state, region, and county-level data for Arkansas related to substance abuse by youth. Identifies risk factors associated with drug and alcohol abuse, such as the number of arrests, poverty measures, school infractions, and more, as well as associated public health outcomes.
Date: 05/2020
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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High COVID-19 Attack Rate Among Attendees at Events at a Church — Arkansas, March 2020
Reports on the spread of COVID-19 in a rural Arkansas church in March 2020, as well as spread within the community that was linked to the church.
Author(s): Allison James, Lesli Eagle, Cassandra Phillips, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(20), 632-635
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rapid Analysis: Examining the Impact of COVID-19 on Rural Communities and The Need for Per Capita Measures
Presents a report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rural Oklahoma. Explores counties with high rates of COVID-19 in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas and analyzes the rural burden of the disease.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
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