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Map of Arkansas Rural Health Partnership, Inc. service area

Arkansas Rural Health
Partnership, Inc.

Population: 244,978 (combined)

Service Area: Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Columbia, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Jefferson, Phillips, and Union Counties

The Arkansas Rural Health Partnership, Inc. (ARHP) RROE project covered 11 rural counties in Southeast Arkansas, known as the Arkansas Delta, with a total population of 244,978 residents. Nine of these counties were designated as medically underserved areas. ARHP used RROE funding to do a deep dive into data on emergency room usage, overdose deaths, and prescribing patterns; implement a year-round drug take-back program that collected nearly 4,000 pounds of drugs in 2 years; train more than 100 law enforcement officers in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Creating Safe Scenes program; pilot a drug court through which more than 1,000 individuals received behavioral health therapy sessions, 102 individuals received in-patient treatment, and 45 individuals received outpatient treatment; and open a recovery home for individuals with SUD.


10th Judicial Drug Task Force

1st Judicial Drug Task Force

City of Brinkley

Helena/West Helena Police Department

Phillips County Health Department

Marvell Police Department

New Beginnings Center for Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment

Hunter’s Pharmacy

10th District Court

Phillips County Opioid Awareness and Prevention Initiative