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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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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
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HIV Testing in 50 Local Jurisdictions Accounting for the Majority of New HIV Diagnoses and Seven States with Disproportionate Occurrence of HIV in Rural Areas, 2016–2017
Reports on HIV testing in 50 local jurisdictions where most new diagnoses of HIV infection in 2016 and 2017 were found and in 7 states with high rural rates of HIV. Includes rural-urban data on HIV testing for Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Carolina.
Author(s): Marc A. Pitasi, Kevin P. Delaney, John T. Brooks, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 68(25), 561-567
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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Rationale and Development of a Randomized Pragmatic Trial to Improve Diabetes Outcomes in Patient-Centered Medical Homes Serving Rural Patients
Reports on a randomized trial developed to determine the effectiveness of a health literacy intervention supporting diabetes self-management education compared to enhanced usual care. Clinical trial occurred in six rural clinics in Arkansas that are Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH), targeting patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes.
Author(s): Kristie B. Hadden, Connie L. Arnold, Laura M. Curtis, et al.
Citation: Contemporary Clinical Trials, 75, 152-157
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 10/3/2022