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Arkansas Minority Health Commission to Host Phillips County Community Health Forum

Posted: 11/04/22

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Minority Health Commission invites the citizens of Phillips county to join us for our community health forum in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, on Thursday, November 10, 2022. The event will be held from 6 to 8:00 p.m. at the Delta Cultural Center on 141 Cherry Street.

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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 23-29, 2022

Posted: 10/21/22

(Little Rock, Ark.) – National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) highlights how parents can reduce children’s exposure to lead in their environment, preventing serious health effects from lead poisoning. To raise awareness of childhood lead poisoning prevention, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), the Centers for Disease Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness Mont

Posted: 10/12/22

Little Rock, Ark. - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) BreastCare program coordinates efforts with a statewide network of providers offering no-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings and follow-up services.

Nearly 400 women die due to breast cancer and over 2400 women are Read More

Central Arkansas Community Flu Clinics This Week

Posted: 09/28/22

Little Rock, Ark.--The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will offer flu vaccinations at the following community flu clinics in central Arkansas:

September 29 at the Veterans Park Community Center in Cabot from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 30 at the Bishop Park Center in Bryant from 8 a.m. Read More

Statewide Community Flu Vaccine Clinics Start Sept. 26

Posted: 09/23/22

(Little Rock, Ark.) – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will be providing flu vaccines across the state in preparation for the 2022-2023 flu season starting Monday, September 26. Each county health unit in Arkansas will be hosting a community flu vaccine clinic, typically a day-long event when the Read More

Be Well Arkansas Creates Campaign to Enhance Youth Prevention Efforts

Posted: 09/13/22

Little Rock, Ark. – Be Well Arkansas, a program of the Arkansas Department of Health’s Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Branch has created and launched the new Coral’s Reef campaign to reach younger Arkansans with tobacco and nicotine prevention messaging.

This campaign is the Read More

Monkeypox Update

Posted: 07/28/22

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) wants the public to be aware that cases of monkeypox in the United States are increasing. There are now 3,486 cases in the U.S., with four of those in Arkansas.

Monkeypox is spread through close contact and Read More

Monkeypox Update

Posted: 07/28/22

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) wants the public to be aware that cases of monkeypox in the United States are increasing. There are now 3,486 cases in the U.S., with four of those in Arkansas.

Monkeypox is spread through close contact and Read More

Be Aware of Potential Scammers

Posted: 07/14/22

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health is warning about potential scams in recent days in which scammers have posed as officials, approaching businesses claiming to conduct restaurant inspections.

If you believe you have been contacted by a scammer posing as an official, you can Read More

ADH confirms first monkey pox case in Arkansas

Posted: 07/05/22

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) announced today that the first case of monkeypox has been identified in the state.

“Arkansas has been monitoring cases of monkeypox in the U.S.,” said Dr. Jennifer Dillaha. “While this news is concerning, Read More

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