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Promoting improved health care outcomes for all Arkansans

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Hall of Famer urges COVID-19 shots

Pro Football Hall of Famer, former Dallas Cowboys All-Pro, and native Arkansan Cliff Harris stopped by Healthy Connections in Hot Springs to encourage all Arkansans to get a vaccine to protect themselves from the pandemic. Watch his video message.


Chief executive officer
position open at CHCA

Community Health Centers of Arkansas (CHCA) is seeking an experienced Chief Executive Officer. CHCA is a non-profit organization serving as the “Voice” for Arkansas’ network of Community Health Centers. To read the full posting and to apply, click here.

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Drug manufacturers
face possible penalties

Six major drug companies are facing potential fines for continually violating federal law requiring they provide 340B drug pricing program discounts on eligible drugs at community pharmacies. Read article

“The community health center has become the backbone of the healthcare safety net in this country. That’s something that I don’t think we even dreamed of.”

-- Jack Geiger,  father of the Community Health Center movement.

















Sadly, Jack passed away December 28. He was 95. Read about his legacy in Arkansas in the Winter 2021 issue of 
Community Health, page 9.

CHCA continues to honor Jack bestowing an annual Vision Award to an innovative CHC leader at our Annual Conference.

He will be missed.

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Get the facts


Breast cancer, eye injury, health literacy, Down syndrome are among the health observances this month.


Today with Macrae

HRSA Associate Administrator Jim Macrae gave the latest scoop from Washington on Sept. 21. See the slides.

Rugby Players
Grants awards


Service area competition applications are due by October 4 to grants.gov

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