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Arkansas Organizations

Arkansas Area Health Education Center Program (AHEC)
Provides access to medical services for rural residents and education for healthcare students and professionals. Their website offers information on and contact details for each of the 8 regional AHECs in the state.
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Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association (ACAAA)
Provides training, technical assistance, communications support, information resource development, and advocacy to the 16 private, nonprofit community action agencies throughout the state. ACAAA is a private, nonprofit organization located in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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Arkansas Department of Health
Works to promote public health policies and practices that assure a healthy quality of life for Arkansas residents.
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Arkansas Department of Human Services (AR DHS)
Provides support services to Arkansas residents including families, children, youth, seniors, and those with disabilities. It also provides health and community services and support to citizens in need with telephone hotlines, food stamps, and shelter information.
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Arkansas Department of Rural Services
Works to enhance the quality of life in rural Arkansas. Provides support to policymakers and advocates for rural communities.
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Arkansas Hospital Association (AHA)
Assists its members through collective initiatives which facilitate the integration and improvement of the delivery of healthcare services throughout Arkansas.
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Arkansas Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
Promotes the development of community-based health care services and systems throughout Arkansas to ensure that well managed, quality health services are available to all citizens. This is a component of the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health.
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Arkansas Public Health Association (APHA)
Committed to protecting the health of Arkansas and promoting public health at all levels through partnerships, collaboration, and membership.
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Community Health Centers of Arkansas, Inc. (CHCA)
Strives to ensure 100% access and zero disparities through promoting and facilitating shared resources, collaborative partnerships, and providing technical assistance to impact positively the expansion of healthcare services in and among communities.
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HIT Arkansas
Arkansas State Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) that helps health care providers become meaningful users of electronic health records by providing information and technical assistance.
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South Central Telehealth Resource Center (SCTRC)
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. Assists health care organizations, health care networks, and health care providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. Includes Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
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Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC)
Strengthens the capacity of the region's 29 land-grant institutions to address critical contemporary rural development issues impacting the well-being, including health and social services, for people and communities in the rural South. Serves a 13 state area in the Southern region which includes TX, LA, AR, OK, AL, MS, GA, FL, KY, SC, NC, VA, and TN.
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Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education (SW Center)
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the University of Texas Health Science Center, in Tyler, TX. established to conduct programs of research, prevention, intervention, education, and outreach to reduce occupational injuries and diseases among agricultural workers and their families.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Arkansas
Works to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing. The HUD state office provides information about HUD housing programs and local contacts for the state.
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USDA Rural Development Arkansas State Office
Committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. The Rural Development State Office provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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Last Reviewed: 3/29/2016