Boone County Partners
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Its main goal is to protect public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability. The CDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease control and prevention. It especially focuses its attention on infectious disease, food borne pathogens, environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, injury prevention and educational activities designed to improve the health of United States citizens. In addition, the CDC researches and provides information on non-infectious diseases such as obesity and diabetes and is a founding member of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes.
Center for Healing Hearts and Spirits
Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care
Arkansas Department of Health – Boone County
Services Provided: Providing resources to Arkansans as well providing organizations with resources to implement comprehensive health initiatives in all sectors of health
Little Rock, AR
(501) 202-7000 https://www.baptist-health.com/
Services Provided: Baptist Health exists to provide quality patient-centered services for every need and condition, from A to Z. We’ve selected some of your most commonly-searched services, but the depth of what we offer extends far beyond this list. If you’re having trouble finding what you need, please be sure to try the search box at the top of this page. We also have friendly representatives at Baptist Health HealthLine ready to assist with information or even scheduling appointments, if needed. Call HealthLine toll-free at 1-888-227-8478.
Arkansas Tobacco Control
Service Provided: The agency’s primary mission and responsibility is to regulate the sale of tobacco in the State of Arkansas and enforce all laws pertaining to tobacco. The agency regulates tobacco manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers. Our job is to serve these businesses by helping them be aware of all the laws governing tobacco sales in Arkansas and to serve the citizens of our state in the process. An important role the agency plays is enforcing the tobacco sales to minor prohibition. This is done through free training provided to merchants, educational efforts and undercover operations that determine if retailers are complying with the law and protecting our youngest citizens. Currently, Arkansas’ sale to minor violation rate is one of the lowest in the nation.
Arkansas State Hospice and Palliative Care Association
Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Arkansas promotes quality end-of-life care and serves its members in their public service goals. HPCAA serves the following purposes in meeting our larger mission:
- To be a common voice for HPCAA members in issues surrounding end-of-life care.
- To be a catalyst for improving end-of-life care in Arkansas.
- To represent its members on hospice and end-of-life care matters in state federal policy-making.
- To be a focal point in Arkansas for communications with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
- To provide educational opportunities for its members and the community on end-of-life care issues.
- To promote hospice care in Arkansas.
- To encourage recognition of hospice volunteers throughout Arkansas.
- To serve as a communication conduit among HPCAA members.
- To promote high standards for hospice care in Arkansas.
- To uphold the highest ethical standards among its members.
– See more at: http://www.hpcaa.org/About.aspx#sthash.oInuZMFh.dpuf
Arkansas State Dental Hygienists Association
Conway, AR 72033 501-514-0255 http://asdha.net/
Services Provided: To improve the public’s total health, the mission of the ASDHA is to advance the art and science of dental hygiene by ensuring access to quality oral health care, increasing the awareness of the cost-effective benefits of prevention, promoting the highest standards of dental hygiene education, licensure, practice and research, and representing and promoting the interests of dental hygienists.
Arkansas Public Health Association
The Arkansas Public Health Association was organized on Saturday morning, November 22, 1947, in the Lecture Room of the Robinson Memorial Auditorium, Markham and Broadway Streets, Little Rock, Arkansas. This organizational meeting of APHA was held on the third day of the Annual Conference of the Arkansas State Board of Health. The Annual Conferences were held in part to fulfill the state law requirement that the State Health Officer speak to the employees of the State Board of Health at least once each year.
The Arkansas Public Health Association (APHA) is an affiliate of the American Public Health Association, Inc., and the Southern Health Association. The membership of the Arkansas Public Health Association is made up of individuals from public health disciplines as well as persons interested in the advancement of public health. The Association is organized and shall be operated for the following purposes:a) To promote and protect the public health; b) To aid in the promulgation and enforcement of State and local legislation in the interest of public health; c) To render service and assistance in time of public emergency and necessity; d) To bring into closer association persons and organizations for the purpose of aiding in the promotion of public health; e) To do and perform such other acts and services as are deemed to be in the interest of the public health and welfare; and f) To promote and assist in training and education in the field of Public Health.