Rural Health Insights

Arkansas is a largely rural state by any measure. Over the last decade, rural areas in Arkansas have experienced dramatic out-migration, particularly of younger populations. This trend is leaving rural areas with older populations facing high health-risk burdens, low median family income, limited provider capacity, and a deteriorating acute care safety net. This page serves to provide information about the rural health landscape in our state.

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Death Reporting: The Documentation Process and Related Public Health Issues

This explainer provides information on death reporting and related public health issu...

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Healthy Active Arkansas

Launched in 2015, the Governor-endorsed Healthy Active Arkansas Initiative was sparke...

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Arkansas Works

In 2013, Arkansas opted to expand healthcare coverage to low-income adults earning be...

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Advance Directives: End-of-Life Issues and Policies

This explainer provides information on advance directives, which are legal documents ...

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If the Price of Food Grew at the Same Rate as Medical Care

This infographic demonstrates what would happen if the price of apples, eggs, and bre...

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100 Arkansans

An initiative by the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement to illustrate demographic...

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