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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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.

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.