Following a long tenure as the
premier health policy expert
in one of the least healthy states,
we are changing how we address
Our cumulative approach connects insights from across experiences, resulting in surprising and scalable health innovations. We champion these accessible solutions to empower decision makers to promote healthy behaviors in our homes, communities, and institutions.
Policy Analysis & Development
As a catalyst to improve health, we harness data and research to help identify, develop and support policies that improve the health of Arkansans. Our team works closely with partners and stakeholders, often serving as a convener to support a broad array of policy initiatives that seek to improve population health, coverage and access to care, health care quality and payment improvement, and other emerging issues.
YEAR LIFE-EXPECTANCY GAPS ACROSS COUNTIES
REDUCTION IN UNINSURED RATE, 2013-16
VALUE-BASED PAYMENT PARTICIPANTS
Data & Analytics
ACHI is at the forefront of health data management and analysis, having housed the Arkansas Health Data Initiative since 2003 and the Arkansas All-Payer claims database (APCD) since 2015. These invaluable tools serve to integrate many public and private data sources, enabling robust research and transparency needed to inform policymakers, clinical leaders, researchers, and consumers.
OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS PER ARKANSAN, 2016
CLAIMS CONTAINED IN ARKANSAS APCD
STATES HAVE DEVELOPED AN APCD
Research & Evaluation
Our experienced and diverse team conducts rigorous, evidence-based research that uniquely contributes to the local and national understanding of individual health and our healthcare system performance. From statewide obesity research to evaluation of coverage in the state’s Arkansas Works Program, our findings spotlight Arkansas’s opportunities and challenges while informing national efforts to improve health.
OBESITY RATE FOR ADULT ARKANSANS
ARKANSAS NATIONAL INFANT MORTALITY RANKING
ADULT ARKANSANS DIAGNOSED WITH DIABETES
Health Innovation & Communications
ACHI strives to highlight successes in quality improvement, patient experience, and cost containment in the healthcare system and to support local and individual efforts to promote healthy choices and to avoid negative downstream health outcomes. By leading innovative, targeted programs like the Healthy Active Arkansas Initiative’s Statewide Learning Network, we engage with and mobilize hundreds of local leaders to improve community health throughout the state.
STEPS LOGGED, 2017 CAPITOL GO! CHALLENGE
LEADERS SUPPORT HEALTHY ACTIVE ARKANSAS
ARKANSAS COUNTIES WITH A FARMERS’ MARKET
We know how to navigate the shifting political landscapes, evolving regulations and requirements, and compounding cultural nuances that influence health.