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Arkansas Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Campaign Online Analysis
Provides links to online communication tools and state-level resources to increase COVID-19 vaccination confidence across the 8 Delta Regional Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program states: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Legato Healthcare Marketing, National Rural Health Resource Center
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High-Functioning Rural Medicare ACOs – A Qualitative Review
Describes the success factors common to high-performing Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) based in rural areas of New York, Maine, Missouri and Arkansas, and New Hampshire. Examines these organizations' governance, ACO history, operations, finances, population health, and lessons learned.
Author(s): Thomas Vaughn, Keith Mueller, Clinton MacKinney
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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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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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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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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Cancer in Arkansas 2020
Reports on cancer in Arkansas between 2013-2017 and cancer trends and survivorship between 1997-2017 using data from the Arkansas Central Cancer Registry (ACCR). Provides county-level maps comparing rural and urban rates of cancer incidence and mortality.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Department of Health
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State Health Assessment 2020: Arkansas's Big Health Problems
Identifies the greatest health challenges for Arkansas, current initiatives to address them, and options for future action. Includes county-level data throughout and focuses on rural health in chapter six. Addresses state demographics, life expectancy, infant mortality, disparities, health literacy, public health issues, the cost of poor health, and more.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Department of Health
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Doctor Hopping and Doctor Shopping for Prescription Opioids Associated with Increased Odds of High‐Risk Use
Presents a study on doctor hopping by people with opioid use disorder. Defines doctor hopping, a variant of doctor shopping, and uses data from the Arkansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to illustrate the behavior and its outcomes. Compares doctor hopping and doctor shopping in both rural and urban areas.
Author(s): Sean G. Young, Corey J. Hayes, Jonathan Aram, Mark A. Tait
Citation: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 28(8), 1117–1124
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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Adverse Childhood Experiences of Urban and Rural Preschool Children in Poverty
Examines the interaction of race and geographic location on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) for preschool children living in poverty in Arkansas. Data was collected using the Family Map Inventory–Early Childhood (FMI-EC) tool of structured interviews and observation items for assessing family and home environment characteristics linked with children's well-being.
Author(s): Leanne Whiteside-Mansell, Lorraine McKelvey, Jennifer Saccente, James P. Selig
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(14), 2623
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 7/18/2022