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Primary Care Providers Fill Rural Gaps in Autism Resources
Features efforts in Arkansas, Missouri, and Arizona to improve screening and services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. Includes methods for preparing primary care providers and providing support for caregivers.
Author(s): Gretel Kauffman
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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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: 05/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Design and Impact of a Novel Rural Hospital Alliance
Provides an overview of the University of Arkansas for Medical Science's participation in the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership (ARHP), a southern Arkansas collaborative hospital network. Discusses AHRP program development for clinical network development, workforce recruitment and education, telemedicine, and community outreach initiatives. Highlights the use of partnerships and collaborations to improve hospital operations and health service availability in rural areas throughout.
Author(s): Kristie Hadden, Mellie Boagni, Jon Parham, Cam Patterson, Stephanie Gardner
Citation: Southern Medical Journal, 117(2), 67-71
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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Community Health Centers, Arkansas Locations
Map showing locations of Community Health Centers in Arkansas.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Community Health Centers of Arkansas, Inc.
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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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Cervical Cancer in Arkansas Update
Offers surveillance data for cervical cancer in Arkansas. Discusses risk factors, screening recommendations, mortality, vaccination, and Arkansas-specific trends over time. Includes county-level data and rural and urban comparisons.
Author(s): Daniela Ramirez Aguilar
Date: 04/2023
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Department of Health
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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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Last Updated: 7/10/2024