AACF is pleased to announce that Jennifer Ferguson and Laura Kellams will serve as interim co-executive directors, beginning January 1, 2023.
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.
Arkansas’s teen birth rate is the highest in the nation, but teenagers here aren’t any more sexually active here than they are in other states. The difference is access to contraceptives, especially the most effective kind, and lack of...
It’s Past Time for Congress to Address Food Insecurity: Families Need the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Passed Now
No child should go hungry no matter where they live, what they look like, or how much their parents earn. Everyone deserves to have access to nutritious food to ensure they can achieve their full potential.
AACF's new ED will lead the team into a new era of policy advocacy, research, programming and community partnerships.
Overall, federal investments shielded many Arkansas families from more severe hardship and helped shorten the country's economic crisis.
When immigrant families succeed, we all succeed.
The pandemic and the economic downturn that followed negatively affected the finances of many Arkansas workers and families. Many lost their jobs, their paychecks and, in many cases, their health care coverage. As a result, many became eligible for...
Though we’ve seen the rate drop over time, Arkansas has had the nation’s highest teen birth rate every year since 2013.