Rural Health & Primary Care
Join us for the AR Department of Veterans Affairs Care in the Community Summit!
April 14, 2020 at 8:30am, at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, AR
Cost is $25, and you can find more information including the signup sheet, here!
The objectives for the meeting are as follows:
- Increase enrollment of Arkansas Veterans into the VA healthcare system.
- Incorporation of rurally located health facilities into the VA provider network.
- Enrollment of rural health care providers into the VA system through VA’s contractor.
- Increase care coordination of veterans at the VA system/Community Care program.
- Increasing use and availability of telehealth services.
- Public awareness campaigns and educational initiatives to educate rural veterans,and their families, regarding increased availability of medical services in their hometowns, and ways to sign up for benefits.
The Arkansas Department of Health, through its Rural Health & Primary Care program, promotes the development of community-based health care services and systems throughout Arkansas to ensure that well managed, quality health services are available to all citizens.
Efforts are directed in several areas such as community-based needs assessment, technical assistance for the development of primary care sites, recruitment and retention of primary care manpower, and health professional shortage area (HPSA)/medically underserved area (MUA) designations.
- Providing consultation and technical assistance to rural communities for the purpose of developing viable health care services in their communities.
- Administering state grant programs designed to assist rural communities in maintaining local health care. For more information click here.
- Assisting rural and underserved areas to recruit and retain health professionals by making connections between employers and potential employees interested in serving in a HPSA/MUA. For more information on available jobs, or to post your available job, click here.
- Outreach to local scholars and medical professionals to inform them of scholarship and loan repayment benefits they may qualify for, in exchange for their service in a HPSA/MUA. For more information click here.
- Providing technical assistance and training opportunities to rural hospitals that have converted to Critical Access Hospital status.
- Coordination and collaboration of federal, state and other efforts focused on access to health care for rural communities around the state.
- Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) and Medically Underserved Areas / Populations (MUA/P)
- Critical Access Hospital Map 2019
- Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) Map
- Medically Underserved Areas (MUA) Map
- Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) Map
- Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) Map
- Food Insecurity Map
- Uninsured Rates Map
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4815 W. Markham St., Slot 22