Children Entering 7th Grade Need Tdap Booster Shot

(Little Rock) – The Arkansas Department of Health is alerting parents that Arkansas children will be required to receive a Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap or whooping cough) vaccine before entry into seventh grade per state regulations. Arkansas continues to see a high number of … [Read more...]

Mass Vaccination Clinics Update

WHO:              Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) in every county in the state, along with local partners from law enforcement, local and county government and thousands of volunteers statewide WHAT:            Mass Vaccination Clinics—the largest vaccination effort in the state’s … [Read more...]

Federal Funding to Improve Oral Health Announced for Arkansas

(LITTLE ROCK) — The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Office of Oral Health has been awarded a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to increase the oral health workforce in Arkansas. The HRSA Bureau of Health Professions will provide $225,000 a year for three years … [Read more...]

What Have You Done For Your Heart Lately?

The Impact of Tobacco, Obesity and Chronic Disease (LITTLE ROCK--) Hometown Health Improvement coalition members, community health advocates, public health workers, community members and others will gather to discuss  “Building Healthy Hearts: The Impact of Tobacco, Obesity and Chronic Disease on … [Read more...]