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.

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Our Services

  • Evidence-based research and analysis
  • Program evaluation
  • Collaborative research design and engagement
  • Microsimulation and predictive modeling
Reports

Arkansas Health Care Independence Program: Final Report

In 2014, Arkansas successfully established the Health Care Independence Program (HCIP...

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Initiatives

Arkansas Works

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

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Initiatives

Obesity Prevention/BMI Measurement

Act 1220 of 2003 made Arkansas the first state in the country to promote comprehensiv...

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Explainers

BMI Measurement in Arkansas Schools Fact Sheet

Recognizing the pressing obesity epidemic in the early 2000s—and that problems asso...

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The Experts

Anthony (Tony) Goudie, PhD

Director, Research and Evaluation

Nichole Sanders, PhD

Assistant Director of Analytics