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Arkansas News

News stories from the past 60 days.

May 17, 2024 - An analysis by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families showed that Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Hampshire, South Dakota, and Utah had fewer children enrolled in Medicaid at the end 2023 than before the pandemic. States with the largest drops in coverage have large rural areas, where clinician shortages, long drives to care, and poorer health outcomes are common.
Source: Stateline
Apr 24, 2024 - Announces funding from the Delta Regional Authority for training emergency medical service (EMS) workforce in rural Arkansas. Discusses workforce shortages in the Arkansas Delta. The initiative will include both recruiting youth into the workforce as well as advancing the training of already employed paramedics.
Source: Talk Business & Politics
Apr 18, 2024 - A new mobile health clinic offering opioid addiction treatment will travel to rural Arkansas communities. Notes that rural residents often travel as much as 40 miles for the services offered by the mobile clinic.
Source: Malvern Daily Record

Last Updated: 5/17/2024