Project Funder
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health
Project Partners
Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention, UAMS East, Community Health Centers of Arkansas
Project Coordinator
Shessa Pieroni
shessapieroni@arruralhealth.orgProgram FlyerLocation Services MAP
Arkansas Delta Healthy Communities Project

This project provides several programs and services for patients and hospitals, rural health clinics, and community health centers throughout the counties of Arkansas, Monroe, Lonoke, Phillips, Ashley, Chicot, Drew, Bradley, Union, Calhoun, Desha, Drew, Dallas, Cleveland, Grant, Lincoln, St. Francis, Ouachita, & Lee counties of Arkansas. This project includes:

Online Healthcare Orientation, Education & Training

Provides member hospitals, clinics, and community health centers with free online education designed to assist healthcare organizations with orientation and assessment of skills required for accreditation.

Diabetes Education: Site Certification, Educator Certification, DEEP, DPP

Assists hospitals, hospital clinics, and community health centers with becoming accredited AADE sites with certified educators.

ArCOP Community Grants

Sub-grants are provided to communities that have been designated “Healthy Communities” by Arkansas Coalition for Obesity. These funds are available to Arkansas Delta communities to fund community gardens, worksite wellness, Cooking Matters, and other health initiatives.

Cooking Matters

The ARHP provides Cooking Matters classes empowering families with the skills
to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices and cook delicious, affordable meals at home. These classes are provided in Chicot, Desha, Lee, Monroe, Phillips and St. Francis counties.

Prescription Assistance

DCCs provide assistance with enrollment in prescription assistance programs provided by pharmaceutical companies to patients and residents throughout the service area.

Insurance & Medicare Enrollment Services

DCCs are trained as Certified Assistance Counselors (CACs) and provide help and support with enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicare to patients and residents throughout the service area. For DCC locations.

Patient Navigation

DCCs provide patients with navigation through the complicated maze of healthcare by assisting with finding resources for health services, prevention, information and local programs.

Projects & Services

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