Focus Areas

Behavioral Health Initiatives

ARHP supports individuals experiencing mental health and substance use concerns and strengthens the local systems of care that aim to serve them well.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training

The evidence-based training model teaches individuals how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use concerns. ARHP offers this free training to youth, college students, healthcare workers, emergency responders, and community members throughout the rural Arkansas.

Opioid Crisis Information Video

The educational video aims to raise awareness about the opioid crisis with local residents and healthcare providers, and has been highlighted across the state and nation as a realistic portrayal of the complexities facing rural communities.

Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) Training

The evidence-based training model teaches individuals how to recognize and respond to suicide risk while providing time-sensitive intervention efforts.

South Arkansas Behavioral Health Task Force

The workgroup consists of 27 individuals representing health-care, workforce, behavioral health, law enforcement, and state agencies to address the need for additional behavioral health services and resources in the region.

Peer Recovery Specialists

Individuals with personal success in the substance use recovery process provide support to others throughout the prevention, treatment, and recovery continuum. Efforts actively engage local hospitals, law enforcement, and court systems.

Narcan Training

Narcan is a medication that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose. Staff train community members, school staff, first responders, and healthcare workers throughout the ARHP service area how to properly administer the life-saving medication.

For more information about our program initiatives, please contact:
Amanda Kuttenkuler
Vice President of Programs
amanda@arruralhealth.org
(501) 588-3938