Rural Health & Primary Care
KNOW SOMEONE MAKING A POSITIVE IMPACT?
Nominate them as a 2019 Community Star!
At the Arkansas SORH, we are dedicated to bringing attention to the outstanding contributions of those who are working to improve health in rural America through leadership development, advocacy, education, and collaborative partnerships. We hope you will help us in our search for this year’s outstanding Community Stars in connection to the Power of Rural movement and National Rural Health Day (November 21, 2019).
As in year’s past, we’re asking our friends and partners to identify those who are making a positive health impact in their rural community, and to nominate them for consideration to be included in the 2019 Community Stars ebook, a publication released annually on National Rural Health Day!
When you click the link below, you’ll be directed to a secure online nomination form located on the PowerofRural.org website. If you know of an individual or organization that we should shine a light on and celebrate this National Rural Health Day, please take just a few moments to nominate them by August 9, 2019.
Finally, please share this information with your contacts, asking them to nominate someone they know who is making a difference in rural health!
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
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