COVID-19 Resources and Information

Arkansas Medical Society-PPE Request

http://www.arkmed.org/pperequestform/
501-224-8967 or 800-542-1058
Complete the online form and submit it. It will let us know doctors’ specialty, number of staff, how many patients they are seeing and it lists the supply options, i.e., masks, gowns, face shields, etc.  Or call the office during office hours, and they will ask the questions over the phone.

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

https://www.arkansasbluecross.com/docs/librariesprovider9/default-document-library/covid-19_special-issue_april-2020.pdf?sfvrsn=eb9b61fd_4 
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Health Advantage have made temporary changes in their coverage due to COVID-19. These changes will be in effect through May 15, and could be extended after that if circumstances allow. This link provides details on these changes, which cover things like telemedicine, prior approvals, and more.

https://www.arkansasbluecross.com/docs/librariesprovider9/default-document-library/covid-19-special-issue.pdfMonday, April 13, Arkansas Blue Cross and Health Advantage provided an additional update related to physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, chiropractors, podiatrists, registered dieticians, and board-certified behavioral analysts. This link shows those policy changes.

CARES Act Information from the U.S. Treasury Department

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares/assistance-for-small-businesses

Institution for Health Metrics and Evaluation – COVID-19 Projections

https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america
IHME is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington

National Association of Community health workers – COVID-19 resources

https://nachw.org/covid-19-resources/
NACHW is at the forefront of advancing the CHW workforce during COVID-19. We have developed materials and articles that promote the understanding of CHW roles to strengthen COVID-19 public health response and to facilitate partnership with CHWs and CHW Networks and Associations.”

UAMS-Covid-19 Updates and Information

https://uamshealth.com/coronavirus

U.S. Small Business Administration Guidance and Resource Page:

https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources
Resources include Economic Injury Disaster Loans and the Small Business Paycheck Protection Program

Wolfram – COVID-19 Data and Resources

https://www.wolfram.com/covid-19-resources/
Free access to collected data and visualizations along with access to Wolfram technology for researchers

Behavioral and Mental Health

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

https://afsp.org/

ARHP-Mental Health Specific Page

https://www.arruralhealth.org/our-impact/mental-health-substance-use-treatment-prevention

 

Arkansas Medical FOUNDATION

https://www.arkmedfoundation.org

The Arkansas Medical Foundation helps physicians, residents, medical students, dentists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists who may suffer from depression, alcohol, drug or boundary issues recover and regain licensure after treatment which not only benefits them but the communities where they live. 

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER MAP

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A COPY OF A MAP OF COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS IN ARKANSAS

Crisis Text Line

https://www.crisistextline.org/
Text HOME to 741741
FREE 24/7 crisis counselors at your fingertips.

Division of aging, adult, and behavioral health services (DAABHS)  |   SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT SERVICES RESOURCES

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE DASBSH SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT CATCHMENT AREA MAP AND LISTING.  CLICK HERE FOR A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM THAT MAY BE PRINTED AS A FLYER.

National Suicide Prevention Line

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Grant Resources

Arkansas Community Foundation

 https://www.arcf.org/

State General Health Service Resources

Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI)

https://achi.net/

Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM)

https://acheedu.org/arcom/

Arkansas Department of Health

https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/

Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC)

https://afmc.org/

Arkansas Head Start

www.arheadstart.org
Head Start programs serve low-income three and four year old children and their families. The purpose is to promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of: educational, health, nutritional, social, other services.  There are 20 Head Start grantees in Arkansas serving 6,164 children and families.

Arkansas Healthcare Association (AHCA) and Arkansas Assisted Living Association (AALA)  (nursing homes)

https://arhealthcare.com/

Arkansas Health Connector (Arkansas Insurance Department)

https://myarinsurance.com/

Arkansas Hospital Association

https://www.arkhospitals.org/

Arkansas Medical Society

https://www.arkmed.org/

Arkansas Medical FOUNDATION

https://www.arkmedfoundation.org

The Arkansas Medical Foundation helps physicians, residents, medical students, dentists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists who may suffer from depression, alcohol, drug or boundary issues recover and regain licensure after treatment which not only benefits them but the communities where they live. 

Arkansas Minority Health Commission

https://www.arminorityhealth.com/

Arkansas Rural Health Partnership (ARHP)

https://www.arruralhealth.org/

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

https://www.arsbn.org/

Arkansas State Dental Association

http://arkansasdentistry.org/

Arkansas State Dental Association-Charitable Dental

http://arkansasdentistry.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/CharitableDental.pdf
A list for charitable resources, dental resources, free clinics surrounding the state, etc.

Arkansas State Medical Board

https://www.armedicalboard.org/

Community Health Centers of Arkansas

http://www.chc-ar.org/

Arkansas community match rural physicians recruitment program Health

Click here to view a flyer on the program

Hark  (all provider types)

www.harknwa.com
Hark has helped thousands of Northwest Arkansas residents connect to vital community resources and services in those moments “when life happens”. Hark builds its clients detailed, customized, and confidential resource plans based on its comprehensive, constantly-updated resource map of the region. Hark then follows up to ensure that clients are able to actually connect to the resources they need. And all of Hark’s services are free to the individuals and families it serves. Hark is a division of Endeavor Foundation, a non-profit community foundation serving Northwest Arkansas.

NY Institute of Technology COM at Arkansas State University (NYITCOM-ASTATE)

https://www.nyit.edu/arkansas/about_nyitcom_at_arkansas_state_jonesboro_arkansas

UAMS Centers on Aging (all provider types)

 https://aging.uams.edu/outreach/uams-centers-on-aging/

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)

http://uams.edu/

UAMS Health

https://uamshealth.com/
UAMS clinical site for patients and the public.

UAMS Institute for Digital Health

https://idhi.uams.edu/

UAMS Regional Programs

https://regionalprograms.uams.edu/

Winthrop Rockefeller Institute-Rural Health Summit

https://rockefellerinstitute.org/institute-programs/studentsummit2020

STUDENT RESOURCES

student exposure to healthcare experiences & Careers

https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/images/uploads/pdf/Rural_Health_Resource_Guide_2019_v01.pdf
This guide is a joint effort between members of the health care industry who first came together at the 2018 Rural Health Summit at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute. Inside, you will find a host of valuable information and contacts for many health care-related educational programs operating throughout Arkansas. All of them have a common goal: igniting a passion for health care in the next generation and showing them the many paths to a career in the field.

National General Health Service Resources

211.org (all provider types)

http://211.org/
211.org is supported by the United Way Worldwide and is a virtual service that connects people to needs.

American Association of Medical Colleges

https://www.aamc.org/

American Healthcare Association (AHCA/NCAL) (nursing homes)

https://www.ahcancal.org/Pages/Default.aspx
As the nation’s largest association of long term and post-acute care providers, AHCA advocates for quality care and services for frail, elderly, and disabled Americans.

Association for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) (all provider types)

https://www.ahrq.gov/
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America’s healthcare system. AHRQ develops the knowledge, tools, and data needed to improve the health care system and help Americans, health care professionals, and policymakers make informed health decisions.

Aunt Bertha – The Social Care Network (all provider types)

https://www.auntbertha.com/
Links individuals with verified social care providers like medical care, food, job training, and more. This site addresses most of the Social Determinants of Health aspects.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (all provider types)

www.ihi.org

Health Resources & Services Administration Data Warehouse (HPSA, MUA)

https://data.hrsa.gov/

National AHEC Organization

https://www.nationalahec.org/

National Rural Health Association

https://www.ruralhealthweb.org/

National Rural Health Resource Center (hospitals, clinics, EMS)

https://www.ruralcenter.org/
Provides technical assistance, information, tools, and resources for the improvement of rural health care. It serves as a national rural health knowledge center and strives to build state and local capacity.

Needy Meds

https://www.needymeds.org/
Assistance with medication costs, transportation, free/low-cost clinics, med equipment, scholarships, government programs, etc.

Rural Health Information Hub

https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

https://learntelehealth.org/

https://learntelehealth.org/telehealth_assistance/
Technical Assistance for Providers web page with Covid-19 details

https://learntelehealth.org/telehealth-etiquette-series/
Telehealth Etiquette Video Series (aka “Webside Manner”) for the new to experienced telehealth provider (videos, partnership with Old Dominion University)

TMF Quality Innovation Network- QIN (all provider types)

www.tmf.org
Serving AR and the region.

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