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HPSA Designation

Posted: 01/15/20

Little Rock - Crittenden County has been designated a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) for primary care by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

HPSAs are areas with a shortage of primary health care professionals and facilities. This designation can be based on several criteria, including Read More

Dr. Laura Williams Receives National Recognition for Contributions to Preventing HPV Cancers

Posted: 12/16/19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Cancer Society, and Association of American Cancer Institutes Recognize Dr. Laura Williams with HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention Champion Award

Little Rock, Ark. – Dr. Laura Williams, pediatrician with River City Pediatrics in Little Rock, has been Read More

Updated Water Contact Advisory for Segment of Mississippi River

Posted: 11/27/19

Little Rock, Ark.  – Based on water sampling conducted by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), the water contact advisory is being extended. The advisory now includes the section of the river beginning near coordinates N33.354134 W91.129622 and ends at US-82/US-278 Greenville Bridge over the Mississippi Read More

Water Contact Advisory for Segment of Mississippi River

Posted: 11/22/19

Little Rock, Ark.  – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a water contact advisory Friday for a section of the Mississippi River near Greenville. The advisory includes the section of the river beginning near coordinates N33.354134 W91.129622 and ends one mile downstream near Warfield Point Dike Read More

Leaders from across the state work together to address suicide prevention

Posted: 11/07/19

Little Rock, Ark.—The Arkansas Department of Veteran’s Affairs (ADVA), the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), the Arkansas Veteran’s Coalition and the Central Arkansas Veteran’s Healthcare System’s (CAVHS) Suicide Prevention Program have formed a partnership to address the issue of Read More

March of Dimes’ Mission: Healthy Baby Program

Posted: 11/04/19

WHO:

Dr. Nate Smith, Secretary of Health, Arkansas Department of Health Rachel Guerin, Executive Director, March of Dimes of Arkansas Maj. Gen. Kendall Penn, Secretary of the Military, Adjutant General, Arkansas National Guard

WHAT:

Press conference for Mission: Healthy Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: 10/29/19

Little Rock, Ark. – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is encouraging women to talk with their healthcare providers about getting screened.

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., one in eight women will develop breast cancer. It is the Read More

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 20-26, 2019

Posted: 10/18/19

(Little Rock, Ark.) – National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) highlights how parents can reduce children’s exposure to lead in their environment, preventing serious health effects from lead poisoning. To raise awareness of childhood lead poisoning prevention, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), the Centers for Disease Read More

Potential Legionella exposure at Quapaw Baths & Spa in Hot Springs

Posted: 10/04/19

HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has received environmental test results showing the presence of Legionella bacteria in one untreated water source, which is separate from the drinking water system, within the Quapaw Baths & Spa in Hot Springs. Legionella bacteria can cause a serious Read More

Suicide the leading cause of violent death in Arkansas

Posted: 09/27/19

Little Rock, Ark. – In 2018, 547 people died by suicide in Arkansas, making it the leading cause of violent death that year. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and partners want Arkansans to know there is help and hope.

ADH and the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs came Read More

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