Long Overdue: CHIP Agreement Reached

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to end the 114-day standoff on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This vote was long overdue. The authorization for CHIP expired on September 30, 2017, and the program stayed afloat through a series...

Apply to be a State Policy Fellow!

Are you or someone you know interested in tackling domestic policy challenges in areas like health care, taxes, anti-poverty policy, education, and criminal justice? Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF) would like to share information with you about the State...

AACF Statement on Passage of GOP Tax Plan

After the House and Senate voted last night to pass the GOP tax bill, Rich Huddleston, Executive Director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, released the following statement: The GOP tax plan passed last night by Congress is nothing more than...

Arkansas’s Medicaid Expansion Saves Lives

Attacks on our state’s highly successful Medicaid program are coming from many directions. After several unsuccessful attempts to dismantle the health care system by repealing the Affordable Care Act, new rules announced today by the White House would allow...

Happy 40th Birthday, AACF!

Today, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families celebrates 40 years of working to improve the lives of Arkansas children and families. We were founded in 1977 by a group of prominent Arkansans who believed that children needed an “independent force...