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Community Health Centers of Arkansas, Inc. (CHCA), Arkansas’ Primary Care Association, is a nonprofit organization which strives to ensure 100% access and zero health disparities through promoting and facilitating shared resources, collaborative partnerships, and by providing technical assistance, training, and resources to impact positively the expansion of affordable, quality, comprehensive, and integrated health care services in and among Arkansas communities. CHCA promotes and publicizes the unique interests and contributions of its member Federally Qualified Health Centers and their multiple Health Center locations. Our goal is for every Arkansan to have equal access to affordable, quality health care.

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Funds to Help Health Centers With to support Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment

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ARcare was one of 210 Community Health Centers in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to receive funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for establishing or expanding behavioral health services.

ARcare received $250,000 as part of the $51.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding for behavioral health services. These funds will provide services for nearly 440,000 people nationwide.

Arkansas Health Centers Awarded Funds for HIV/AIDS Care and Medications

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Three Community Health Centers in Arkansas recently received funds to provide core medical and support services to patients living with HIV/AIDS.

ARcare, East Arkansas Family Health Center and Jefferson Comprehensive Care System were awarded funds by the Health and Human Services through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. The funds the Arkansas health centers received were part of the $188.2 million given to 351 organizations across the country under Part C Early Intervention Services of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

Community Health Centers Facing Funding Cliff

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Community Health Centers in Arkansas and across the nation are facing a funding cliff in the coming months. This requires a sense of urgency, as Community Health Centers play a vital role in providing health care. 

Arkansas Community Health Centers Receive Funds for Extended Services

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The 12 Community Health Centers (CHCs) in Arkansas will soon be able to offer more service, as they'll share in $2,770,535 in supplemental funding made available under the Affordable Care Act, as recently announced by the Health and Human Services (HHS).

The funds will help CHCs hire 35 new employees and serve an additional 9,432 patients, according to HHS. With the awards, CHCs will be able to stay open for longer hours or offer new services, such as oral health, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision services.

Boston Mountain Rural Health Center Receives Governor's Quality Award

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Boston Mountain Rural Health Center, Inc. (BMRHC) was one of 28 organizations to receive an award recently at the 20th annual Governor's Quality Awards ceremony in Little Rock.

BMRHC, which services Searcy, Van Buren, Madison, Newton, Carroll, Stone and Pope counties, received the Challenge Level Award, as did 14 other organizations. 

CHCA Joins Arkansans for Coverage

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Healthcare is no doubt an important issue for every Arkansan. Providing affordable, qualify healthcare is the driving force of Community Health Centers of Arkansas (CHCA).

East Arkansas Family Health Center Receives $250K Award

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East Arkansas Family Health Center, Inc. (EAFHC) was one of 147 health centers to be awarded Affordable Care Act funding to support patient-centered medical homs through new construction and facility renovations, as recently announced by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell.

In all, HHS announced $35.7 million in funding to be given to the health centers. EAFHC will receive $250,000 to go to its patient-centered medical homes efforts.