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Arkansas Children’s Hospital community health needs assessments



Arkansas – Every three years Arkansas Children’s Hospital conducts community health needs assessments.

Those assessments were released recently.

Here’s a look at some of them.

50% of parents identified the number of Arkansas children who have mental health issues as a serious problem.

Families are concerned about access to mental health resources and the high number of Adverse Childhood Experiences among kids in our state.

Several parents mentioned they have trouble getting mental health services covered by insurance.

Medical providers participating in focus groups discussed their concerns about how frequently they find themselves assessing and treating a child’s mental health issues without appropriate training.