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 at least once a year.

Health Indicators

There are over 100 health indicators available in the following categories:

  • 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 at www.uams.edu/archd.

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.

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.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about how to use the data, please contact Nikiya Simpson at nsimpson@uams.edu.

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