Project Title: ARcare AxCS Project Applicant: ARcare Grant #: H80CS00207 Project Director: Steven Collier, MD, CEO Address: 117 South 2nd Street, Augusta, AR 72006 Email: email@example.com PH: 870-347-2534 Fax: 870-347-2882 Website: www.arcare.net Congressional Districts: AR-001, AR-002, AR-003, AR-004, KY-001, MS-001, and MS-004 Federal Funding Request: $500,000.00 ARcare is a stable, 330 funded FQHC that provides comprehensive primary care services to communities in 32 counties across 3 states (AR: Benton, Cleburne, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Faulkner, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lonoke, Miller, Monroe, Pope, Prairie, Pulaski, Washington, White & Woodruff; KY: Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Marshall & McCracken; MS: Lafayette, Pontotoc & Union). Incorporated in 1986, ARcare has worked closely with community leaders for more than 35 years to evaluate and respond to the health care needs and barriers to care of vulnerable populations in its service area. ARcare works closely with its community partners to expand capacity, delivering programs and services that address the unique health needs of its target population (people living below 200% FPG). In 2021, this organization provided services to 100,591 patients generating more than 341,000 encounters throughout the health system. ARcare is an integral component of the health delivery network throughout its service area. Through its own services and its partnerships with hospitals and specialists, ARcare ensures continuity across the full spectrum of care, helping to drive down the overall cost of healthcare and improve the health status of its patients. According to the United Health Foundation America’s Health Rankings, MS ranks 50th, AR ranks 48th, & KY ranks 43rd among all states for health status based on multiple health measures. All service area counties exceed state & nationa
l benchmarks for both child & adult obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, teen pregnancy and late entry into prenatal care. Major barriers to accessing care include accessibility, affordability & transportation. ARcare is requesting AxCS funds to increase access and build capacity for breast cancer screening. As you will find throughout the application, this is a high need for the health center and the patients we serve. ARcare is partnering with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) in Nashville, Tennessee as the required NCI-designated Cancer Center for this project. Please see Attachment 2 – Partnership Documentation for the signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between ARcare and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Requested funds will be utilized increase access and affordability, improve patient experience, increase age-appropriate and follow-up breast cancer screenings, and build capacity throughout the ARcare health system.