Health of Arkansas & Impact

Resource and Community Needs Data for Health Organizations, Community Agencies and Government

  • Arkansas 211’s comprehensive database of resources can provide the foundation for specialized resource databases or care coordination and closed-looped referral systems.
  • Arkansas 211 tracks the location and type of services callers are asking for or searching for online and the types of referrals that are made, thus providing accurate, unbiased, real-time information about community needs and gaps in services to create custom needs assessments.
  • You can access high-level Arkansas 211 data on 211 Counts (, a data dashboard that provides real-time searchable data in a simple-to-use format. Using 211 Counts, you’ll find a snapshot of community-specific needs displayed by ZIP code, region or call center as recently as yesterday, enabling you to easily check trends, make comparisons and share information. To access additional community needs assessment data from Arkansas 211.

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United For ALICE: ALICE in the Crosscurrents Report

ALICE in the Crosscurrents: COVID and Financial Hardshipin Arkansas is brought to you by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation in partnership with United For ALICE, a driver of innovative research and action around financial hardship for ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households. With a commitment to racial and economic justice, United For ALICE and the Winthrop Rockfeller Foundation share this work with United Ways, foundations, government, corporations, and other nonprofits to inform policy and promote positive change for ALICE households. The grassroots ALICE movement, developed by United Way of Northern New Jersey, has spread to 27 states and the District of Columbia.

From 2017 through 2021, Arkansas households unable to afford the basics grew to 551,925 — nearly half of the state’s population. That’s a 6% increase from 2017 and a 1% increase from 2019 to 2021. Learn more about the ALICE movement in Arkansas click to read the lastest ALICE in the Crosscurrents Report.