Since our last post on the topic of recommended COVID-19 vaccinations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made various clarifications and updates to its recommendations. In this post we provide an overview of agency’s guidance on staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines. Read More
The Delta Population Health Institute honored ACHI Health Policy Director Craig Wilson earlier this month with the DPHI Excellence in Policy Award for his contributions to population health and health equity in the Mississippi Delta region. Read More
Weighted blankets and swaddles, crib bumper pads, and inclined sleep surfaces are unsafe for infants and should not be used where infants sleep, according to newly updated safe-sleep recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Read More
The Arkansas Healthcare Transparency Initiative (HTI) was established in 2015 to provide a source of informative healthcare data to support consumers, researchers, and policymakers. The Arkansas All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) is one of the tools in the HTI used to accomplish these efforts. Since its inception through the Arkansas Healthcare Transparency Initiative Act, the APCD has developed into a robust data asset used to inform many aspects of the healthcare landscape in Arkansas. Pursuant to the Act, a report on HTI operations is submitted biennially to the Arkansas General Assembly. Highlights from the 2020–2021 report include:
• An update on data submission and efforts to collect claims activity from pharmacy benefit managers, third-party administrators, managed care organizations, and Provider-led Arkansas Shared Savings Entities.
• A summary of data requesters.
• Examples of projects that rely on HTI data.
• An overview of the national movement to support and leverage state APCDs. Read More
The recent announcement by Lyon College that it intends to establish a dental school in Little Rock is welcome news for a state that has had persistent dental access issues, ACHI Health Policy Director Craig Wilson, a Lyon alum, writes in his latest column for Talk Business & Politics. Read More
For Immediate Release June 2, 2022 Contact John LyonStrategic Communications Manager501firstname.lastname@example.org EVEN BEFORE PANDEMIC, MOST ARKANSANS WERE NOT MAKING REGULAR DENTIST VISITS, ACHI REPORT FINDS Report Also Suggests Link Between Lack of Regular Dentist Visits and Dental Emergencies LITTLE ROCK ― A report on oral health in Arkansas released Thursday by the Arkansas Center for … Read more Read More
Oral Health in Arkansas Oral health is a key indicator of overall health. It refers to the health of teeth, gums and the entire oral-facial system that allows us to smile, speak, and chew. The Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI) and the Delta Dental Foundation of Arkansas partnered to undertake a study to further … Read more Read More
Listen to the podcast episode at rhlradio.com. Author Tim Holder Technical Editor 501-526-2244 email@example.com Subscribe for Updates Name First Last Email* ACHI Health Policy Director Craig Wilson discussed the rural health landscape in Arkansas on the latest episode of the Rural Health Leadership Radio podcast. Wilson spoke with host Dr. Bill Auxier about how interactions between healthcare, … Read more Read More
For Immediate Release May 31, 2022 Contact John LyonStrategic Communications Manager501firstname.lastname@example.org NEW PROGRAM AIMS TO REDUCE OPIOID OVERDOSE DEATHS IN ARKANSAS BY SENDING NALOXONE HOME WITH AT-RISK PATIENTS Unity Health in Searcy Is First Hospital To Launch NaloxHome Program SEARCY ― A new program will seek to reduce overdose deaths in Arkansas by getting the … Read more Read More