The purpose of PHACS is to provide communities one source to find Arkansas health data. PHACS is designed
for community groups, college and high school students, researchers, and lay community.
PHACS is updated on a quarterly basis. New updates are expected in January,
April, July, and October in the middle of the month. There are over 100 health indicators available in the following
Demographics: includes data such as population by race and age
Social/Economic Factors: includes data such as income, unemployment, and education
Access to Health Care:includes factors such as number of doctors, dentists, and hospitals within each county
Risk Behavior:includes risk factor information such as number of
smokers, binge drinking, and teen drug use
Preventive Behavior:includes information about
preventive care such women receiving pap tests and mammograms
Health Outcomes: includes information
about individuals with diabetes, heart disease,and mortality rates
PHACS is supported by the following:
The Arkansas Center for Health Disparities overall theme is to develop research
to improve access to quality prevention and health care programs for racial and
ethnic minorities with a goal of reducing health disparities. The Center focuses
on chronic disease disparities with an initial emphasis on cardiovascular
disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer. You can find out more information
The Arkansas Prevention Research Center is one of five
Developmental Prevention Research Centers funded by
the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
The ARPRC focuses research, engagement, and education
activities on the southeastern Arkansas Delta region. You can find out more information
The Translational Research Institute's
goal is to transform the pace, effectiveness, and quality of translational
research among UAMS and its partners, resulting in better health for all
Arkansans. Please visit
www.uams.edu/cctr for more information.
The mission of The Arkansas Minority Health Commission
is to ensure all minority Arkansans access to health care that is equal to the care provided
to other citizens of the state and to seek ways to provide education, address issues and
prevent diseases and conditions that are prevalent among minority populations.Please visit
www.arminorityhealth.com for more information.
How to Cite Information:
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Public Health in Arkansas Communities Search. (2010).[Put the Health Indicator and Year(s)
associated with the data here]. Retrieved [Today's Date] from PHACS database.Available from [data_source] website.
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