With Medicaid now covering 58.8% of Arkansas’s children, and with more than a third of Arkansans being covered by Medicaid and CHIP, it’s imperative that we ensure that families do not end up uninsured.
If HB1576 passes, it will make schools a safe place for Black children where they know they will not be targeted for the way their hair grows out of their heads.
Beginning on April 1, some Arkansans enrolled in Medicaid will begin to lose their coverage for the first time since early 2020.
On August 9, 2022, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced that Arkansas will be expanding its Medicaid programs to include more coverage for new and expecting mothers. With the help of federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, Arkansas will...
On November 1, 2022, the open enrollment period for health insurance plans under the ACA through the Health Insurance Marketplace begins.
Between 2016 and 2020, Arkansas had the third-highest increase in childhood depression and anxiety, behind California and South Dakota.
Arkansas still has a long way to go to get to number one in child health and well-being.
Policymakers, health care professionals, and communities must work together to improve Black women’s health.
Significantly higher percentages of Blacks and Hispanics reported being victims of discrimination while getting healthcare compared to their White counterparts.
On April 12, during Black Maternal Health Week, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families hosted a forum on the current status of Black women’s health in Arkansas. This forum addressed the maternal mortality and morbidity crisis and explored additional...