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...

ARKids First turns 20!

Twenty years ago today, on March 10, 1997, then-Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee signed ARKids First into law. ARKids was Arkansas’s state-funded health insurance program, and bringing it to life was a monumental moment for kids and families in our...

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...