DHS seeks nominations for Caring in Action Award

For Immediate Release: January 13, 2021 Media ContactsAmy Webb, Chief of Communications & Community Engagementamy.webb@dhs.arkansas.gov Gavin Lesnick, Deputy Chief of Communicationsgavin.lesnick.dhs@dhs.arkansas.gov (LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is accepting nominations for its Caring in Action Award, a special honor that debuted last year as a way to recognize Arkansans outside the Department who show […]

The Board of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) Meeting

The Board of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) will meet Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. If you have questions, feel free to call Avis Lane at (501) 682-8665. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://arkansas.zoom.us/j/86880817573?pwd=VE9vNmJaVDRhWW9ETnU1VldTVWlsdz09 Password: 617829Or Dial:  877 336-1829 (US Toll Free)Conference code: 419148 The post The Board of […]

Free Online Training Available for Respite Providers

Program helps caregivers find qualified care providers Providing temporary, short-term respite care for individuals of any age with a disability or special need can be a real lifeline for full-time caregivers. But finding qualified respite care providers can be an obstacle. To help, the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Arkansas Lifespan Respite […]

Arkansas Medicaid Drug Review Committee (DRC)

Agenda Zoom webinar. When: Feb 9, 2022 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)      Every 3 months on the Second Wed, until Nov 9, 2022, 5 occurrence(s) Topic: DRC Public Meeting Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81129156245 Or One tap mobile :     US: +14702509358,,81129156245#  or +13126266799,,81129156245# Or Telephone:     Dial(for […]

Pharmacy Benefits Expanded for Adult Medicaid Clients

Six prescriptions paid for monthly, plus other medication types that do not count toward limit For Immediate Release: January 3, 2022 Media ContactsAmy Webb, Chief of Communications & Community Engagementamy.webb@dhs.arkansas.gov Gavin Lesnick, Deputy Chief of Communicationsgavin.lesnick.dhs@dhs.arkansas.gov (LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — Arkansas Medicaid clients can now get additional prescriptions paid for each month. Previously, Arkansas Medicaid […]

Arkansas Rent Relief Program Application Deadline Extended into 2022

For Immediate Release: December 15, 2021 Media ContactsAmy Webb, Chief of Communications & Community Engagementamy.webb@dhs.arkansas.gov Gavin Lesnick, Deputy Chief of Communicationsgavin.lesnick.dhs@dhs.arkansas.gov (LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — The Department of Human Services (DHS) is pleased to announce the extension of the Arkansas Rent Relief Program: the program will continue accepting applications into 2022 as long as general rent relief funds are […]

Governor Addressing Waitlist for Services for Arkansans with Developmental Disabilities

For Immediate Release: December 14, 2021 Media ContactsAmy Webb, Chief of Communications & Community Engagementamy.webb@dhs.arkansas.gov Gavin Lesnick, Deputy Chief of Communicationsgavin.lesnick.dhs@dhs.arkansas.gov (LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday that his administration intends to eliminate a waitlist for services as it stands today for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who wish to […]

Law Enforcement Searching For Youth Who Left Jonesboro Facility

For Immediate Release: December 10, 2021 Media ContactsAmy Webb, Chief of Communications & Community Engagementamy.webb@dhs.arkansas.gov Gavin Lesnick, Deputy Chief of Communicationsgavin.lesnick.dhs@dhs.arkansas.gov (LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — A teen committed to the Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Youth Services (DYS) custody left a facility in Jonesboro without authorization Friday afternoon. Local law enforcement have been notified […]

Arkansas Medicaid DUR Board Quarterly Drug Update – January 19, 2022

Agenda: https://humanservices.arkansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/DUR-Board-Agenda-for-January-19-2022.pdf Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82974494973?pwd=cU93SzNtOERTeFR0RFZpZWdqR1BiQT09 Passcode: 965512 Or One tap mobile :     US: +14702509358,,82974494973#  or +13126266799,,82974494973# Or Telephone:     Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):         US: +1 470 250 9358  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 […]