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More education and outreach needed
September 3rd 2014

Ninety two percent of consumers who met with in-person assisters (IPAs) were able to get the information they needed about enrolling in health coverage during open enrollment last year, according to a new study[http://www.aradvocates.org/assets/PDFs/Health/Getting-In-Improving-Consumer-Friendly-Enrollment-in-Arkansas.pdf]. However, those seeking to enroll in health coverage did face some barriers. These successes and setbacks highlight the need for more outreach and information...

Common Core in Arkansas, illustrated
August 11th 2014

All you need to know about Common Core in Arkansas, in one easy-to-understand infographic.  Find out more abour Common Core here[http://www.aradvocates.org/common-core-in-arkansas-illustrated/]. 

2014 Voter's Guide: Questions to ask about the issues that matter
July 29th 2014

Kids can't vote and don't write checks to campaigns, but they are still affected by decisions made by elected officials. Today's candidates, if elected, will cast votes that will shape the well-being and opportunities available to Arkansas children. You have the opportunity to be their voice. One way to advocate for kids is to ask candidates...

Children entering foster care may be better served at home
June 23rd 2014

Too many children enter foster care for a very short period of time.  Removal from the home and placement in foster care can be a traumatic experience for a child, and the state is looking at ways to serve these children in their homes.  Nearly one third (30 percent) of children who enter Arkansas's foster...

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AACF welcomes Kerri Michael Sernel
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