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ADH to hold two Hep A vaccination clinics in Northeast Arkansas

Posted: 06/08/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will hold a Hepatitis A (Hep A) vaccination clinic Monday, June 11 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Clay Co. Health Unit at 1009 S. Garfield St. in Piggott. Another clinic will be held Friday, June 15 from 7 a.m. Read More

ADH urges Arkansans to take precautions during tick and mosquito season

Posted: 05/24/18

Little Rock, Ark. – As Arkansans plan to enjoy the outdoors during Memorial Day weekend and the coming summer months, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is stressing the importance of taking precautions against ticks and mosquitoes and the diseases they can carry.

Arkansas has some of Read More

Arkansas Department of Health Recognizes Hospitals for Stroke Care Performance

Posted: 05/08/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will formally recognize 15 hospitals for excellence in stroke care performance at the Arkansas Chronic Disease Forum May 11, 2018 at the Little Rock Crowne Plaza.

The ADH awards are based on hospital performance as documented in the Arkansas Stroke Read More

Philander Smith College Nursing Nook Opens

Posted: 05/07/18

Little Rock, Ark. – Brittany Taylor became a mother in 2016. It wasn’t until she chose to breastfeed her child that Taylor, a student of Philander Smith College (PSC), realized there was no place for parents to breastfeed on campus.

“I am glad to say, Read More

New state adoption file rules to affect birth parents, adoptees

Posted: 05/04/18

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Starting Aug. 1, individuals who have been adopted (adoptees) may request their adoption file from the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). Forms are now available online for birth parents who wish to redact their name from an adoption file, or update their contact or medical information. Read More

Arkansas’s Dr. José Romero Recognized for Contributions to Childhood Immunization

Posted: 05/02/18

Arkansas’s Dr. José Romero Recognized for Contributions to Childhood Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the CDC Foundation Recognize Romero with Childhood Immunization Champion Award

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Dr. José Romero with Read More

ADH warns of possible Hepatitis A exposure to customers of Walnut Ridge, Ark. Doublebee’s

Posted: 04/24/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is warning of a possible Hepatitis A (Hep A) exposure after an employee of the Doublebee’s gas station in Walnut Ridge, Ark., located at 1003 Hwy 63, tested positive for the virus. Hep A is a contagious liver disease. Read More

ADH Warns of Possible Hepatitis A Exposure to Customers of Corning, Ark., Flash Market/Subway

Posted: 04/20/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is warning of a possible Hepatitis A (Hep A) exposure after an employee of the Flash Market/Subway, located at 105 North Missouri Avenue, Corning, tested positive for the virus. Hep A is a contagious liver disease.

Anyone Read More

U.S. Surgeon General visits ADH

Posted: 04/12/18

Little Rock, Ark. – United States Surgeon General Honorable Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, was the featured presenter for Public Health Grand Rounds held Thursday at the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH).

In his talk, entitled “Better Health through Better Partnerships,” Dr. Adams Read More

ADH celebrates Public Health Week April 2-6

Posted: 04/02/18

Little Rock, Ark. -- The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is celebrating National Public Health Week (NPHW) April 2-6.

NPHW is observed during the first full week of April each year. During the week, health professionals connect with individuals and communities to show how public health helps Read More

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