We Help Connect Hospitals to Resources

"ARHP plays a vital role in helping us reduce our patient readmission rates."

Andrea Guyant-Taylor, BSN, RN
Coordinator - Transition of Care, Jefferson Regional Medical Center

We Help Connect Hospitals to Resources

"ARHP plays a vital role in helping us reduce our patient readmission rates."

Andrea Guyant-Taylor, BSN, RN
Coordinator - Transition of Care, Jefferson Regional Medical Center

How We Help

ARHP continues to identify strategies to overcome healthcare staffing issues, close geographical barriers, and meet the social and healthcare needs that affect our rural patients. We train and educate healthcare professionals, empower patients and communities with information, provide mental health & substance use treatment & prevention, and connect hospitals with important resources.

Health Workforce Training & Education

Patient & Community Empowerment

Treatment & Prevention

The Rural Landscape
22.8% of persons live in poverty in ARHP’s service area. The average for the state of Arkansas is 16.4%.
Life Expectancy
In 2018, an individual living in rural South Arkansas had a life expectancy of ten years less than their neighbor in northwest Arkansas.

Community Health Needs Assessments

The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) process helps us identify the community our partner hospitals serve and helps gather quantitative analysis of actual health care issues. This helps us plan and implement programs and services across the region.

The IRS requires non-profit hospitals to conduct a CHNA once every three years to maintain non-profit status. In 2019, ARHP facilitated this process for 9 member hospitals.

Greatest Health Concerns Across the Region

Data source: Community Health Needs Assessment Results, ARHP, 2019
“The Community Health Needs Assessment process plays a critical role in the way we plan and implement programs and services across the region. You will see the imprint of the community’s voice being heard in the way we deliver care - within our hospitals, clinics, and community events. In my opinion, there’s no better way to say, ‘Your voice matters. We hear you. We want to help make a difference.'"
- Mellie Bridewell, CEO, ARHP

How You Can Help

Arkansas Rural Health Partnership is a nonprofit organization as recognized by Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended.
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