We are committed to sharing the rural story in a way that affects positive changes within our communities, towns, organizations, and state capital. Every decision we make considers how to strengthen and amplify the rural voice.
We engage community members, leaders, and policy makers to effect transformative change that improves the health equity of those living in rural south Arkansas.
Every day, ARHP hospital members work tirelessly on behalf of the communities they serve. At times, this means that hospital administrators must play the role of content expert and advocate as they inform legislators on critical issues and policies impacting rural health.
We must continue to be a voice for rural health in Arkansas by engaging in transformative conversations, partnerships, and initiatives with our national, regional, state, and local partners.
"Simply because of where they live, rural Americans often lack access to critical healthcare services. The Arkansas Rural Health Partnership is a leader in facilitating healthcare delivery to vulnerable populations in Arkansas by providing needed services that address their unique challenges."
"UAMS has had a long-standing and deep relationship with the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership. We consider this to be a strategic partnership joined by a passionate, shared commitment to common goals and a focus on how the university can support the training, education and clinical initiatives throughout South Arkansas."
We believe in localized care. Our hospitals/clinics are the lifeblood for sustaining rural Arkansas.
Rural hospitals across Arkansas are facing critical and immediate needs to keep their doors open. For some, the situation is dire. The ripple effect within a rural community from a single closure will be devastating.
ARHP assists rural healthcare systems and their leaders to navigate the continual changes required to remain financially sustainable and locally relevant. This work touches on every facet of care delivery, from the way services are provided to how they are reimbursed, and the way facilities are structured to meet changing requirements while also responding to community needs.
"We should be supporting rural hospitals and health centers by giving them the tools needed – from telehealth options to fair Medicare reimbursement rates – to provide rural residents with a high quality of care. I applaud ARHP for their continued work on this issue, and hope to collaborate with them on even more solutions."