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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


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


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

Mass Flu Vaccine Clinic at State Fair Grounds Thursday

Posted: 09/24/19

Little Rock, Ark. –  On September 26, 2019, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will offer flu vaccinations at the Arkansas State Fairs Grounds Hall of Industry Building from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Vaccines will be provided at no charge. People should bring their insurance cards to Read More

Lung illness reported in teens and young adults who vape in several states

Posted: 09/03/19

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health is warning Arkansans who use an electronic smoking device, e-cigarette, or vape about the risk of a potential lung illness.

Other states have reported over two hundred cases of a vaping-related lung disease and one death. The reports Read More

ADH celebrates Arkansas WIC award and grand opening of the first nursing room at UAPB

Posted: 08/29/19

Little Rock, Ark. – Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) presented the Loving Support Award of Excellence to Arkansas’ Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) at the grand opening of the first breastfeeding room at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Read More

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