Access for All

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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ARcare Chosen As Family Practice Continuity Clinic Provider

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ARcare, one of the 12 Community Health Center organizations in Arkansas, was recently chosen as the Family Practice Continuity Clinic provider for Unity Health's Graduate Medical Education Program.

ARcare CEO Appointed to New Board

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ARcare Chief Executive Officer Dr. Steven Collier was one of 13 members recently selected by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to serve on the new Career Education and Workforce Development Board.

Four Arkansas Community Health Centers to Open New Sites

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There will soon be a few more community health centers (CHCs) across the state, as Health and Human Services (HRSA) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell recently announced nearly $101 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 164 new community health center sites in 33 states and two U.S. terrirtories. These new locations will increase access to health care services for nearly 650,000 patients.

Four Arkansas community health centers received funding for new locations:

* ARcare received $1,007,179 for a Kentucky site (ARcare has expanded its brand to Kentucky);

Legislators Recognized at P&I Hill Day

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U.S. Senator John Boozman (first photo) and U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford (second photo) were recognized for their service to their home state of Arkansas during the 2015 National Association of Community Health Centers' Policy and Issues Forum in Washington D.C.


Senator Boozman was recognized for being a champion for Community Health Centers, and Congressman Crawford received an advoacy award from NACHC. We would like to thank these legislators for their work on the behalf of CHCs.


JCCSI's Brown a 'Living Legend'

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Sandra Brown, the Chief Executive Officer of Jefferson Comprehensive Care System, Inc. (JCCSI), was recently honored by Philander Smith College as a “Living Legend” during the school’s eighth annual Living Legends Banquet.

Each year during Religious Emphasis Week, Philander Smith College honors people for their community leadership and demonstration of their faith in action. Brown was one of people chosen as “Living Legends.”

EAFHC Named Business of the Year

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East Arkansas Family Health Center (EAFHC) , which has six locations in Crittenden, Phillips, Poinsett and Mississippi counties, was named the Business of the Year by the West Memphis Chamber of Commerce during the Chamber's 68th annual Banquet Awards Ceremony held February 24th at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.