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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
Arkansas State Plan on Aging: Fiscal Years 2020-2022
Provides direction for long-term care efforts in the state of Arkansas. Focuses on long-term care, mental health, helping seniors remain at home, new Medicare prevention benefits, and preventing neglect and abuse. Highlights population data on rural Arkansas citizens and rural-specific priorities.
Date: 06/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Department of Human Services view details
Student Exposure to Health Care Experiences and Careers: Rural Health Summit Workgroup Summary Report & Guide to Programs
Summarizes discussions by a Rural Health Summit Student
Exposure to Health Care Experiences and Careers (SEHEC)
Workgroup and their next steps to help expose rural
students to healthcare professions. Provides a directory of
programs in Arkansas to increase student interest in
healthcare careers. Includes maps of state shortage and
underserved areas, a map of school-based health centers in
the state, and a list of health professional supply by
county and occupation.
Date: 02/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Winthrop Rockefeller Institute view details
HIV Surveillance Report: Arkansas, 2018
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: 2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Department of Health view details
School Success: An Opportunity for Population Health: Proceedings of a Workshop (2019)
Explores how health sector capabilities can be used to improve educational outcomes from pre-school through 12th grade. Includes case studies on flu vaccination as a tool to reduce absenteeism in rural Arkansas and school-based wellness hubs in a rural frontier Oregon county.
Author(s): Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice Date: 2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine view details
Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas: Experience and Perspectives of Enrollees
Reports on focus groups with enrollees and providers regarding their perspectives of the Arkansas Works Medicaid waiver requirements. Covers enrollee awareness of the new requirements, the reporting process, impact on work activities, coverage losses, and more. Identifies challenges for rural areas.
Author(s): MaryBeth Musumeci, Robin Rudowitz, Barbara Lyons Date: 12/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation view details