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ARcare Chosen As Family Practice Continuity Clinic Provider

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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.