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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 21-27, 2018
(Little Rock, Ark.) – National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) focuses on the many ways parents can reduce children’s exposure to lead in their environment and prevent serious health effects from lead poisoning. To raise awareness of childhood lead poisoning prevention, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), Read More
Jacksonville Health Unit Announces Renovated Facility
Little Rock, Ark. – The Jacksonville Health Unit is hosting a ribbon cutting to highlight the recent facility renovations which increased its size by over 1800 sq. feet and enhanced its range of services and accommodations to better serve its growing community.
“The expansion will meet the Read More
Arkansas Awarded $7,784,751 to Support Families Through HRSA’s Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood
Little Rock, Ark. – The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced $7,784,751 in funding to Arkansas through the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program. These grant funds allow the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) to continue to provide home visiting services to women during pregnancy Read More
Health Department warns of possible hep A exposure to customers of Murdocks Catfish on Red Wolf Blvd
Little Rock, Ark. – Northeast Arkansas continues to have an ongoing hepatitis A (hep A) outbreak. Hep A is a contagious liver disease that can be prevented by a vaccination. The ADH is warning of a possible hep A exposure after an employee of Murdocks Catfish, located at 2612 Red Read More
ADH recognizes World Rabies Day 2018 by educating Arkansans about animal bites and rabies
Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has reported 27 rabies cases in animals so far this year; 15 were skunks, 11 were bats, and one was a dog. Rabies is a deadly virus that affects the brain and nerves in humans and other mammals. Today, which is World Read More
Arkansas Heart Attack Registry starts this month
Little Rock, Ark. – Twenty-three hospitals have joined the Arkansas Heart Attack Registry (AHAR) in a collaborative effort to reduce the impact of heart attacks on Arkansans.
In 2016, Arkansas ranked number one in the nation for highest heart attack death rate, with 2,922 deaths. The American Heart Association Read More
Health Department investigating reports of illness linked to Fayetteville restaurant
Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is investigating a cluster of illness associated with customers of the JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewery in Fayetteville, Ark. If anyone has visited JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewery between September 13, 2018 and today, and has experienced Read More
Health Department warns of possible hep A exposure to customers of Jonesboro Pizza Inn
Little Rock, Ark. – Northeast Arkansas continues to have an ongoing hepatitis A (hep A) outbreak. Hep A is a contagious liver disease that can be prevented by a vaccination. The ADH is warning of a possible hepatitis A (hep A) exposure after an employee of the Pizza Inn, Read More
Statewide mass flu vaccine clinics start next week
(Little Rock, Ark.) – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will be providing flu vaccines across the state in preparation for the 2018-19 flu season starting next week. Each county health unit in Arkansas will be hosting a mass flu vaccine clinic, which is typically a day-long event when Read More
Health department completes roll out of birth and death certificate services in all counties
Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is now offering vital records services in all counties. At least one Local Health Unit (LHU) in every county is now ready to process same-day, in-person requests for birth certificates and death certificates. In addition to in-person and mail Read More