About Us

Our mission is to create and implement sustainable community solutions to improve the healthcare infrastructure and strengthen healthcare delivery in rural Arkansas.

Unifying Care, Transforming Communities.

Arkansas Rural Health Partnership (ARHP) is a public nonprofit comprised of 14 rural hospital members spanning rural Arkansas. Together it continues to expand, nurture and provide programs throughout the Partnership’s individual communities.

Over the past decade, ARHP has grown from 5 to 14-member hospitals, obtained over $12M in grant funding, and successfully implemented and sustained 52 grant-funded programs across the 22-county rural service area.

ARHP has become a reference point and model for rural health innovation and collaboration across the state and nation. ARHP’s outreach programs and services address the needs of our local communities. They are a direct result of listening to the communities and member organizations. Community health needs assessments conducted for each community hospital function as a foundation for all ARHP programs and services.

Mission

Our mission is to create and implement sustainable community solutions to improve the healthcare infrastructure and strengthen healthcare delivery in rural Arkansas.

Vision

To ensure access to quality and localized healthcare throughout rural Arkansas through collaborative efforts.

Values

Improve the delivery of healthcare services
Provide consumer assistance programs
Promote healthy lifestyles
Increase access to healthcare services and programs
Increase the utilization of telehealth and telemedicine technology
Provide healthcare provider education opportunities
Reduce service and operational costs for hospital members through collaborative negotiation and purchasing

Our Commitment to Rural

Innovation
  • Think outside of the box. If it doesn’t work, then how can we fix it? Not only do we want to answer the question, “how do we do this,” but also“how do we do this better?”
  • Improving health is more than preventing or treating disease. To shape health, we must address the social determinants of health, including barriers that prevent individuals from reaching their personal goals.
Collaboration
  • There is no partner too big or too small. If you want to make a difference in rural southeast Arkansas, we want to work with you.
  • In order to change the face of healthcare in a region, you have to cast a wide net. Representatives from education, workforce, economic development, public agencies, and private industry should all be at the table to help form and implement regional solutions.
Advocacy
  • It is not enough to put a bandaid on a problem. When creative solutions are found to be effective in our communities, it is our responsibility to sustain and even replicate them.
  • We are committed to sharing the rural story in a way that affects positive change within our towns, organizations, and state capital.
Action
  • Our programs and services will be a direct response to the voiced needs of community members.
  • We will build, support and strengthen rural infrastructure across the region by taking the hands of diverse partners.
  • We will serve as a resource for rural health across the region, state, and nation.

14

member hospitals

54

member & affiliate clinics

3

partner clinics without affiliation

Our Service Area

Our service area includes: 14 member hospitals, 54 member & affiliate clinics, & 3 partner clinics without affiliation. ARHP has become a reference point and model for rural health innovation and collaboration across the state and nation.

Why Rural?

There is a major need for healthcare services, education, and training for both healthcare professionals and patients in rural Arkansas. Our goal is to ensure access to quality and localized healthcare throughout rural Arkansas through collaborative efforts.

Why Rural?

There is a major need for healthcare services, education, and training for both healthcare professionals and patients in rural Arkansas. Our goal is to ensure access to quality and localized healthcare throughout rural Arkansas through collaborative efforts.