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 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."
We believe in localized care. Our hospitals/clinics are the lifeblood for sustaining rural Arkansas.
Arkansas is among the top states in the nation with the highest percentage of rural hospitals at financial risk. Currently, there are 29 hospitals in Arkansas (about 60%) in danger of closing. When a rural hospital closes, the entire welfare of the community suffers.
We invite you to join our grassroots movement as community members and leaders shape the face of health and wellness across rural Arkansas. Become a member, sponsor, or donor today!