The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) hosted a media briefing and training to support the launch of the Arkansas Food Inspection Portal. This portal contains electronic copies of retail food inspection reports. To access the portal, visit the food protection page on the ADH website at www.healthy.arkansas.gov.
Students in the University of Central Arkansas Department of Physical Therapy received the Award of Excellence, and the Biggest Stretch Award for the 2016-2017 VCU-Marquette Challenge from the Foundation for Physical Therapy.
The Award of Excellence is given to schools that raise $10,000, or more, for the Challenge.
UAMS Medical Center recently won the Most Wired Award, for the third year in a row, from the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum Inc.
The hospital, part of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has won the distinction 10 times. UAMS is one of only four hospitals in Arkansas to earn the honor for 2017. They include Unity Health in Searcy, White River Medical Center in Batesville—which was recognized with an award for Most Improved—and Stone County Medical Center in Mountain View, receiving an award for Most Wired – Small and Rural.
The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) will restructure its Division of Medical Services (DMS) to focus on implementing innovative programs that will transform Arkansas Medicaid, and help to make it sustainable in the long-term, according to DHS. The Division will be headed by a new Director who has 30 years of Medicaid, managed care, and insurance experience.
State legislatures in 12 southern states are contributing to the region’s increased cancer burden by failing to implement evidence-based policies to reduce and prevent tobacco use, according to a report released by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). The result of this inaction has led to some of the highest tobacco use rates in the country, and has contributed to cancer death rates that are significantly above the national average.