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Arkansas Minority Health Commission presents 7th Biennial Summit

Posted: 03/30/22

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Minority Health Commission is hosting its 7th Biennial Summit from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Friday, Apr. 22, 2022.

“Putting the ‘Me’ in Mental Health – Today, Tomorrow, and Always,” will be a Read More

The ADH encourages syphilis testing, prevention, and treatment as cases increase

Posted: 03/14/22

Little Rock, Ark. – Every region in Arkansas is seeing an increase in the number of syphilis cases, especially among women. From 2017 to 2021 there was a 164% increase (from 562 to 1,482) overall in early syphilis cases and a 285% increase (from 155 to 597) among women of reproductive ages (15-44 years).

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25th Anniversary of the Breast Cancer Act of 1997

Posted: 03/09/22

Little Rock, Ark. – The Breast Cancer Act of 1997 was signed on March 11, 1997 (1997 Ark. SB 320) by the Arkansas General Assembly, which led to the creation of the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) BreastCare program.

Since its inception, the BreastCare Program has enrolled over 128,000 women for breast and Read More

Health Department Warns of Possible Hepatitis A Exposure to Customers of Russellville, AR Wendy’s

Posted: 01/05/22

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is warning of a possible Hepatitis A (Hep A) exposure after an employee of Wendy’s, located at 721 North Arkansas, Russellville, tested positive for the virus. Hep A is a contagious liver disease.

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ADH recognizes World AIDS Day

Posted: 12/01/21

Little Rock, Ark. – World AIDS Day is recognized each year on December 1 and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have passed away.

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Take steps to be safe during Thanksgiving holiday

Posted: 11/22/21

Little Rock, Ark. – As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, the Arkansas Department of Health encourages you to take simple steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure food safety as you prepare a meal for you, your family, and your friends.

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Take steps to be safe during Thanksgiving holiday

Posted: 11/22/21

Little Rock, Ark. – As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, the Arkansas Department of Health encourages you to take simple steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure food safety as you prepare a meal for you, your family, and your friends.

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ADH Encourages Hepatitis C Testing and Prevention as Cases Increase

Posted: 11/10/21

Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas is currently experiencing an increase of hepatitis C cases. The Arkansas Department of Health is encouraging those who feel they may have been exposed to get tested.

Symptoms of hepatitis C include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, light-colored stool, loss of appetite, fever, abdominal Read More

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: 10/04/21

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

Office of Health Equity Assists in Hosting Booster Vaccination Clinics

Posted: 09/27/21

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health’s Office of Health Equity is partnering with cities to host community vaccination clinics for booster shots. Clinics will be open to eligible people needing Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shots and to those who have not yet been fully vaccinated. Read More

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