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Creating a Healthier Arkansas for Black Women

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...

Postpartum Care in Arkansas: A Crisis of Coverage

Babies need their mothers; children need their parents. Everyone should have the opportunity to raise their children and live out their full life expectancy. However, this opportunity is denied many babies and their mothers due to the mother’s death...

Road in Sherwood, AR

AACF Statement on Hutchinson’s Rejection of Federal Funds

Following Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson’s press conference, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families Executive Director Rich Huddleston issued the following statement: We are deeply disappointed in the governor’s announcement today that Arkansas is rejecting $146 million in housing assistance...

Voting will look different this spring

Since the beginning of our country there have been movements to expand the right to vote to all citizens, not just a select few. After hundreds of years of work by advocates to ensure our country was living up...

2022 Voters’ Guide

For the staff at Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, election years are exciting. Many policies and laws that don’t often get much attention can become a major part of the election debate. That increases their importance for candidates,...