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Arkansas Resources

Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Arkansas
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites and short term/PPS (Prospective Payment System) hospitals located in rural areas.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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FY 2023: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Arkansas Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Arkansas in Fiscal Year 2023. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Rural Health Value Summit: Driving Value Through Community-Based Partnerships
Provides an overview of a June 2023 summit regarding the intersection of rural providers and communities, value-based care and payment models, and social determinants of health (SDOH). Describes the efforts of Arkansas, Michigan, Oregon, and South Carolina communities that had representatives at the summit. Discusses opportunities for policymakers, payers, and health system leaders to build and support infrastructure to address social determinants of health in rural communities and offers possible next steps.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Arkansas State Plan on Aging: Fiscal Years 2024-2027
Provides direction for long-term care efforts in the state of Arkansas. Focuses on implementation of the Older American Act (OAA), COVID-19 recovery, equity, access to home and community-based services, and caregiving infrastructure. Highlights population data on rural Arkansas citizens and rural-specific priorities.
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Department of Human Services
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Arkansas Rural Hospital Assessment: Final Report
An assessment of 18 rural Arkansas hospitals with regard to their financial stability, workforce challenges, facilities, distance from other facilities, sustainability, and more. Compares Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) and non-CAHs in the state. Discusses decision-making around the Rural Emergency Hospital designation.
Author(s): Alvarez & Marsal Public Sector Services LLC
Date: 06/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration
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Arkansas Health Workforce Projections: 2021-2035
Report outlining the current non-physician healthcare workforce shortages in Arkansas, projections through 2035, and recommendations to address supply and demand issues. Recommendations include discussion of the workforce pipeline, retention, exploring models of care, distribution of workforce, data collection, and policy. Discusses rural throughout.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Hospital Association
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Arkansas Health Professions Manpower Statistics 2021
Reports on licensed healthcare professionals distribution by gender, age, and county for Arkansas with maps and statistics. Includes data for primary and specialty care physicians, dentists, nurses, and more.
Author(s): Marilea Brock, Sydney Jones, Lynda Lehing, Shirley Louie, Jeremy Courtney
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Department of Health
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Assessing the Effectiveness of Policies to Improve Access to Primary Care for Underserved Populations: A Case Study Analysis of Columbia County, Arkansas
Case study of policy initiatives to increase access to primary care, focusing on Columbia County, Arkansas. Discusses workforce shortages, a lack of training opportunities, issues of healthcare access and poverty, mitigating policies, and more.
Author(s): Maanasa Kona, Megan Houston, Jalisa Cark, Emma Walsh-Alker
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Milbank Memorial Fund
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Map of Arkansas Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, and Federally Qualified Health Centers
Map locating Arkansas Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Each facility icon provides information on the county, city, phone number, and address.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
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Arkansas 2021 HIV Surveillance Report
Provides data on new HIV cases and prevalence for Arkansas by gender, race/ethnicity, age, and type of exposure. Includes county-level data on HIV prevalence.
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Department of Health
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Last Updated: 2/23/2024