Tri County Rural Health Network, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve access to Healthcare for all. We target vulnerable populations, and currently serve 15 counties in the Arkansas Delta: Arkansas, Ashley, Chicot, Desha, Drew, Jefferson, Lee, Lincoln, Mississippi, Monroe, Phillips, St. Francis, and Woodruff. We also serve Pulaski County and Lonoke County. Our Community Health Workers (CHWs) are called Community Connectors. One focus is connecting elderly and adult disabled citzens to home and community based services as alternatives to nursing homes. Our newest program is PATH, a pilot project to demonstrate patient-centered medical homes with Community Connectors on the team both improves a patients quality of life and provides cost savings for Medicaid. Our goals are to enhance quality of life and to reduce costs for Medicaid. Community Connecting is our profession and our way of life.
Our Executive Director is Naomi Cottoms. You may contact her or one of our 38 community connectors by calling or visiting the main office at 107 Professional Plaza, Helena AR 72342. The phone number is 870-338-8900; FAX is 870-338-7891; e-mail is NCottoms@aol.com
"Community Connectors share information on available health resources, including health research opportunities."
"Community Connectors share information on the criteria needed to receive health resources."
"Community Connectors are people living in the communities served, who know their community, and are known and trusted by their community."