Helping minority communities live better through better care

By arhospice on June 13th, 2022

Join us for this informative, interactive online workshop to discuss the challenges encountered by African Americans in the healthcare system and opportunities available for minorities to live better through all stages of life. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22nd 12:00 P.M. Meet Your Panelists Join Kyle Jones, minority outreach coordinator for Arkansas Hospice, and his guest Camille Hart […]

Exploring the Arkansas Hospice Volunteer Experience & Opportunities

By arhospice on May 4th, 2022

Join us for this informative, interactive online workshop to discuss the challenges encountered by African Americans in the healthcare system and opportunities available for minorities seeking to volunteer with Arkansas Hospice. Meet Your Panelists Join Kyle Jones, minority outreach coordinator for Arkansas Hospice and his guest Linda Bateman from Pine Bluff as she discusses her […]

A look at Black History Month

By Kyle Jones on February 16th, 2022

Using a melody that predates the American Civil War, a song known as “No More Auction Block for Me,” would become an anthem encapsulating the ethos of the modern-day Civil Rights Movement. The melody would find accompanying words at the turn of the century when prolific hymnist, Rev. Charles Tindley wrote a version that included […]

Overcoming Historical Healthcare Hindrance for African Americans

By arhospice on February 11th, 2022

We can change this through communication, education, and raising awareness of what hospice care is, the benefits for patients and their caregivers, and overcoming barriers of access to care. Meet Your Panelists Join Kyle Jones, minority outreach coordinator for Arkansas Hospice and his guest Patricia Griffen, PhD. from Little Rock as she discusses her personal […]

Arkansas Hospice awarded $50,000 grant to reach rural black communities

By David Edwards on September 27th, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  David Edwards, Director of Communications Phone:  501-748-3303   Email:  dedwards@arkansashospice.org North Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Hospice Foundation has received a $50,000 grant from the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation to educate African American communities in rural Arkansas about the benefits of hospice and palliative care. Part of the Hillman Serious Illness and End […]

The Tragedy & Triumph of Black Healthcare History

By Kyle Jones on February 23rd, 2021

This is a special month in America. February has been designated as the time we place special emphasis on the contributions of Black Americans. In the field of healthcare, there have been amazing moments of triumph organized and accomplished by Black Americans. While I cannot cover them all, the work of surgeon Charles R. Drew, […]

African Americans at Risk

By arhospice on March 5th, 2019

“African Americans and other minorities are at risk of not dying well.”– Duke Divinity School Professor Richard Payne Nationally and in Arkansas, too few African Americans benefit from hospice care. Black/African Americans account for 13.2% of the general population (US Census) but only 7.6% of the hospice patients in 2014 according to the National Hospice […]

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