Drew County Partners

Coalition for a Tobacco Free Arkansas

1100 N University Ave,
Little Rock, AR 72207


The Coalition for a Tobacco Free Arkansas (CTFA) is a network of statewide organizations with a shared mission to prevent the use of tobacco in our state. CTFA has worked since its inception in January 1992 to improve the health of Arkansans by waging a grassroots campaign to increase public awareness of the negative effects of tobacco use.


8901 CARTI Way,
Little Rock, AR 72205



At CARTI, our mission is to promote the finest quality cancer treatment and compassionate care and to improve our knowledge through education and research.

Our team of high-caliber medical, surgical and radiation oncologists and diagnostic radiologists works closely with our staff to offer patients a full range of treatment options within a single network of coordinated care. Our services include the most advanced forms of diagnostic radiology, surgical oncology, oncology/hematology, as well as leading-edge radiation therapy.

An independent, not-for-profit cancer care provider, CARTI offers state-of-the-art cancer treatment for more than 22,000 patients each year from throughout Arkansas. CARTI offers hematology/ oncology services in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Clinton, Conway, El Dorado, Heber Springs, Monticello, Stuttgart and Russellville. Radiation therapy is provided at centers in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, Searcy and Mountain Home; diagnostic radiology is also offered in Little Rock. CARTI believes treatment should be close to home and as convenient as possible.

While providing the best treatment available, we also recognize it is our duty to also help remove the fear and uncertainty that can accompany any cancer diagnosis. Our Ray of Hope Patient Assistance Programs provides a broad scope of services to meet the many needs of those fighting cancer.

If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with cancer and would like to make an appointment with any of our physicians, call 501-906-3000 or 844-552-2784.

Arkansas Foundation for Skin Cancer

9601 Baptist Health
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 975-7455



The Arkansas Foundation for Skin Cancer is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to increasing awareness of skin cancer in Arkansas. The foundation is involved in educating citizens about detection, prevention and effective treatment of skin cancer.

Arkansas Department of Health – Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities

4815 W. Markham Street, Slot 22
Little Rock, AR 72205



  1. Provides technical assistance, referrals and resources pertaining to the needs of minority populations to all ADH Centers.
  2. Promotes awareness of health issues related to unequal treatment and social determinants of health in Arkansas with internal and external partners.
  3. Collaborates with the ADH, AMHC, ACHI, and UAMS to improve state health data collection, use, and dissemination strategies.
  4. Serves as a link to the federal OMH and state data resource regarding minority health and health disparities in Arkansas.
  5. Educates the public about health disparities to increase awareness and capacity for health promotion and disease prevention in Arkansas.
  6. Ensures representation of diverse populations in state health planning, program development and awareness initiatives, and leadership positions within the ADH.
  7. Promotes cultural competency, understanding and trust among internal and external partners in Arkansas.
  8. Supports the development and dissemination of information, strategies, and policies which contribute to the improved health outcomes of minority populations in Arkansas.

Arkansas Department of Health – Hometown Health Improvement

4815 W Markham St, Slot 21
Little Rock, AR 72205
Housed in the Center for Local Public Health, the Hometown Health Improvement (HHI) Support Services branch is comprised of:

This branch works directly with local communities and organizations to foster the department’s mission to assist communities in identifying health issues and implementing solutions that improve the health of local citizens.  The branch aids communities in improving the health of citizens by promoting healthy behaviors and providing assistance with the development of health services and systems of care.

Strategic priorities of the HHI Branch include:

  • Promote active living and healthy eating through policy and environmental supports
  • Promote tobacco prevention and cessation through policy and environmental supports
  • Promote implementation of state trauma system and injury prevention activities
  • Administer state grant programs to assist rural and underserved communities to developing and maintain viable healthcare services.
  • Support Critical Access Hospitals in quality and financial improvement efforts.

Arkansas Department of Health – Comprehensive Cancer Control

4815 W. Markham St,
Little Rock, AR 72205



The Arkansas Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The program provides leadership for, and coordination of, Arkansas’s statewide comprehensive cancer control efforts guided by the Arkansas Cancer Plan.

Arkansas Department of Health

4815  West Markham St,
Little Rock, AR 72205



The ADH is a unified health department, with a main office in Little Rock and 94 local health units in each of the state’s 75 counties. We have Centers that oversee all that we do.

  • The Center for Health Advancement has among its many branches Chronic Disease, Tobacco Prevention and Cessation, Family Health, Women, Infants and Children (WIC), and Oral Health.
  • The Center for Health Protection has branches for Infectious Disease, Preparedness and Emergency Response, Health Systems and Injury Prevention.
  • The Center for Local Public Health is at the heart of the department. Our local health units provide services to communities across the state. Our Hometown Health Improvement Initiative is a process that takes a close look at the issues in local communities. It is coordinated through our local health units in partnership with community stakeholders. Through this collaboration, health strategies are developed and implemented to improve these local health issues.
  • The Center for Public Health Practice includes branches for Health Statistics and Epidemiology, our “disease detectives” who track the spread of communicable diseases like mumps, measles and chicken pox.

In addition, our Public Health Laboratory tests and reports on samples from all over the state – water samples, human samples for disease, even samples for rabies. This state-of-the-art laboratory is prepared for a pandemic flu or a bioterrorist event, as well.

Supporting the various service programs throughout ADH is Administration, which includes finance, human resources, information technology, legal, minority health, community support, health communication and marketing, tobacco prevention and cessation, policies and procedures and facilities support.

The mission of the Department is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans. We do this with the support of more than 5,000 dedicated employees and public and private partners. All employees in our diverse workforce are expected to exemplify professionalism in everything they do. They are passionate about what they do, because they are making a difference by helping people make their lives healthier.

Arkansas Central Cancer Registry

4815 West Markham Slot 7,
Little Rock, AR 72205




The Arkansas Central Cancer Registry (ACCR) is a population-based registry whose goal is to collect timely and complete data on all cancer cases diagnosed in the state. The registry is located within the Center for Public Health Practice of the Arkansas Department of Health, and is responsible for maintaining a statewide cancer incidence reporting system; monitoring data accuracy, reliability, and completeness through systematic quality assurance procedures; analyzing cancer incidence and mortality data; disseminating cancer information and facilitating studies related to cancer prevention and control. Cancer Registry data are used to identify populations at increased risk of cancer, investigate public concerns of suspected excesses of cancer due to environmental or other factors, and monitor trends in cancer incidence and mortality so that appropriate and timely interventions are undertaken.

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