Our Funders & Partners

Current Grants

Delta States Rural Network Grant (HRSA)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Planning Grant (HRSA)
Rural Health Opioid Program Grant (HRSA)
Rural Health Outreach Grant (HRSA)
Delta Health Care Services Grant (USDA)
Community Grant (Susan G. Komen Arkansas)

Contracts/Cooperative Agreements

Arkansas Department of Health Cooperative Agreement
Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care/TMF Health
Quality Institute
ARCOM Revenue

Our Partners

We collaborate with representatives from education, workforce, economic development, public agencies, and private industry to help form and implement regional solutions to healthcare challenges.

ARCOM Medical School Partnership

In 2019, ARHP and the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM), a medical school located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, joined forces to launch the first rural medical school preceptorship in the state.

The ARHP preceptor coordinator assists the medical school to place students in third year core rotations at local hospitals in the region (Jefferson Regional Medical Center and Drew Memorial Hospital). Core rotations include internal and family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics & gynecology, general surgery, and behavioral health.

Fourth year students are placed in community hospital and rural primary care rotations at ARHP member hospitals and clinics throughout southeast Arkansas.

Partner hospitals are able to build and cultivate relationships with students while imparting practical insight and expertise into the unique aspects of rural practice.

Cross-Sector Partners

Healthcare Organizations

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Arkansas Department of Health
Arkansas Foundation for Medical CareMainline Health Systems
Community Health Centers of Arkansas
Jefferson Comprehensive Care Systems
Daughters of Charity
Pillow Clinic (Helena)
Mid Delta Health Systems
Cross Ridge Community Hospital
Ouachita Regional Medical Center
New Beginnings
Quapaw House
Options, Inc.
New Vision

Federal, State & Local Agencies

Arkansas Department of Human Services
Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
Arkansas USDA Rural Development
Southeast Arkansas Drug Task Force
1st Judicial Drug Task Force


Southeast Arkansas College
University of Arkansas at Monticello
Warren School District
McGehee School School

Public Officials

Governor Asa Hutchinson
Lt. Governor Tim Griffin
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
Congressman Rick Crawford
Congressman Bruce Westerman
Senator John Bozeman
Judge Park Eldridge
Former Lake Village Mayor Joann Bush
Lake Village Police Chief Percy Wilburn
Judge Sam Pope


Dr. James Wright, DO
Cheretta Pope
Dr. Michelle Crouse
Beverly Bush


Phoenix Youth & Family Services
Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention
Arkansas Municipal League
Phillips County Opioid Awareness
Prevention Initiative
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
"Rural Arkansans have unique health needs, and partnerships among many different organizations are crucial to addressing those needs. The Arkansas Department of Health is happy to support the work of the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership, especially in the areas of chronic disease management and addressing challenges identified by community health needs assessments. The ARHP has worked hard to move the needle on these issues, and we look forward to continuing to collaborate with them on these crucial health concerns for our state."
- Stephanie Williams, Deputy Director for Public Health Programs Arkansas Department of Health