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The following article is from Arkansas Hospitals, a custom publication of Vowell, Inc., which also produces Arkansas Money & Politics.

NEA BAPTIST in Jonesboro will soon be opening an 8,050-square foot facility as a part of its existing Trumann Clinic. The clinic now provides internal medicine and pediatric services, and the new facility will allow additional specialties to be offered in the community. Also housed in the new building will be a 1,050-square foot physical therapy center.

ARKANSAS RURAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP (formerly the Greater Delta Alliance for Health, Inc.) is one of 10 health organizations in the nation to receive the HRSA Rural Health Opioid Grant this year. The Partnership will receive $750,000 to address Opioid Use Disorder in Chicot County and Southeast Arkansas over the next three years. Participating in the Partnership are Chicot Memorial Medical Center, Ashley County Medical Center, Baptist Health Medical Center-Stuttgart, Bradley County Medical Center, Dallas County Medical Center, Delta Memorial Hospital, DeWitt Hospital & Nursing Home, Drew Memorial Health System, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, and McGehee Hospital.

The Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center, located on the campus of ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL in Little Rock, has been granted $7.4 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, to fund research in child development, maternal health and disease prevention. Among the projects to be studied are determining how breastfeeding and formula feeding of infants each affect long-term development of bone, brain function and metabolism.

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