Paid Leave: A giant first step for Arkansas

Today Governor Asa Hutchinson signed into law a bill SB125 (now Act182) that expands access to paid maternity leave for Arkansas state employees. This monumental change puts Arkansas ahead of most other states, especially those in our region, in providing...

AACF Seeks Health Care Policy Fellow

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families is accepting resumes for a one-year, full-time health care policy fellowship. The position requires a bachelor’s degree. Graduate-level study is preferred, but not required. The ideal candidate will have excellent analytical, writing, communication,...

SNAP update: A new threat

A significant victory for anti-hunger advocates (the defeat of HB1035) was tempered by the introduction of a new bill (HB1462), which could be even more damaging to families who rely on food assistance. HB1462 puts families at risk of...

Share your #ARKidsFirst Story!

When ARKids First (Arkansas’s state-funded health insurance program for uninsured kids) was passed in March 1997, nearly a quarter of Arkansas children were uninsured. Fast forward almost 20 years, and our uninsured child rate is below 5%! In celebration of...