As a part of the terms and conditions of the Section 1115 demonstration waiver implementing the Health Care Independence Program (HCIP), Arkansas was required to design and implement an evaluation of the program’s premium assistance approach for individuals enrolled in private plans through the program. Click here to learn more.
Approximately 250,000 Arkansans will retain access to healthcare coverage through the recently authorized Arkansas Works program. Arkansas Works continues the state’s innovative approach to Medicaid expansion through individual plan premium assistance, but adopts new features aimed at strengthening employer-sponsored coverage opportunities and promoting wellness and personal responsibility. Click here to learn more.
ACHI is helping to meet the growing demand and need for transparency of health care information through construction of the Arkansas All Payer Claims Database (APCD). Click to find out more.
A series of case studies showing how Arkansas healthcare providers are taking advantage of opportunities and overcoming challenges associated with transformation to patient-centered care.
1401 W Capitol Avenue
Suite 300, Victory Building
Little Rock, AR 72201
Telephone: (501) 526-2244
Fax: (501) 526-2252
ACHI was envisioned as an organization dedicated to change—change that leads to improved health for all Arkansans.
While we have made positive strides in changing Arkansas’s health environment, our work is far from finished.
ACHI’s activities are centered in three Areas of Focus that influence the health of Arkansans—population health policy,
access to quality care, and health care system transformation—with supporting infrastructure of health data and research.
Through development of policy positions and statements, the ACHI Health Policy Board helps establish strategic priorities that provide guidance for our work.
More information on the Health Policy Board and their policy positions and statements is available here.
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Little Rock awarded $60,00 planning grant.
Four positions now open. Applications will be taken through the UAMS job portal only. Read more for minimum qualifications and a link to job description.
FDA to extend tobacco regulations to e-cigarettes and other products
On April 29, the FDA released the final guidance for menu labeling in chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, and movie theaters nationwide.
Teen birth rates fall nearly 50 percent among Hispanic and black teens, dropping national teen birth rate to an all-time low.
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Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
1401 West Capitol
Suite 300 (Victory Building)
Little Rock, AR 72201