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Arkansas Hospice will host an online event to raise awareness of specific wellness issues and healthcare initiatives impacting minority communities. The event will be on Wednesday, December 7th, at 12 p.m.
Black, Hispanic, and women patients in Arkansas are more likely to face insurance barriers when trying to access a cholesterol-lowering heart medicine, according to a new report.
A new health literacy program seeks to connect Marshallese and Hispanic in Arkansas with information, resources, and healthcare services.
NWA’s Double Your Dollar program will now provide promotional efforts and nutritional information in English, Spanish, and Marshallese.
The Faulkner County Coalition for Social Justice is hosting a free, family-friendly public event to provide information on safe and legal abortion care.
Arkansas children are struggling to live happy, healthy lives, especially those in underrepresented communities, a new 50-state report shows.
A new Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families report recommends aggressive strategies to address the critical state of Black women’s health.
Dr. José Romero is resigning as Arkansas’s Secretary of Health effective May 6 to take a job with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Rev. Shantell Hinton Hill shares her reflections on the loss of two Black women who were in need, yet worlds apart.
While hospitalizations continue to decline in Arkansas, COVID-19 deaths remain high with the state averaging 36 deaths per day in February.
During his weekly update, Gov. Asa Hutchinson expressed concern about the state’s COVID-19 vaccination rate as well as his support for expanding prison capacity.
Although active cases of COVID-19 are declining in Arkansas, health officials expect COVID-related deaths to continue increasing in the coming days.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has requested the Arkansas National Guard extend its stay to continue helping with COVID-19 testing.
The Arkansas Department of Health reported a record number of COVID-19 active cases and hospitalizations as the Omicron variant continues to surge across the state.
An Arkansas Advocates for Children and Family report argues Black women’s health is in critical condition due to systemic racism, discrimination and implicit bias.
More than 200,000 free, COVID-19 at-home testing kits are now available at distribution sites around Arkansas.
The Arkansas Department of Health reports the state has broken COVID-19 records for new cases, active cases and positivity rate.
The Omicron variant has been identified in Arkansas and officials are urging vaccination to prevent a surge in COVID-19 cases that could strain hospital capacity.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced a plan today to provide services to everyone currently on the state’s developmental disabilities waiting list by June 2025.
Health officials are urging Arkansans 65 and older to receive their COVID-19 booster shot as cases continue to increase in the Natural State.
The omicron variant has not been found in Arkansas, but health officials are urging vaccinations as they see signs of the start of another surge in COVID-19 cases.
COVID-19 cases are on the rise, so officials are urging caution as Arkansans prepare for their Thanksgiving celebrations.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received $18.9 million from the National Institutes of Health to help establish the Center for Research, Health and Social Justice.
Arkansas has updated its COVID-19 vaccine recommendations so anyone 18 and older is eligible to receive a Pfizer or Moderna booster shot 6 months after their second dose.