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Regional Prevention Provider

The Region 2 Regional Prevention Provider (RPP), housed at Health Resources of Arkansas and funded by the Arkansas Department of Human Services, division of Behavioral Health, Prevention Services, is one of the 8 programs that operates throughout the state. The RPP is a link into the community to promote healthy behaviors and lifestyle changes to prevent the use and abuse of substances. By working with the citizens of a community, a strategic plan is developed to address each individual community’s risk factors and increase the protection that can be offered.

Those counties that are served are: Baxter, Boone, Cleburne, Fulton, Jackson, Independence, Izard, Marion, Newton, Searcy, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, White, and Woodruff.

The Regional Prevention Provider promotes six strategies to increase the capacities of communities to address their own needs related to behavioral health.

  • Information Dissemination - pamphlets and brochures
  • Prevention Education - training
  • Community Processes - development of coalitions of community volunteers
  • Environmental Strategies - changing public policy and perceptions
  • Alternative Activities - after school and direct care programs
  • Problem Identification and Referral- resources for assistance.

Office Locations:

The RPP has 3 prevention outlets located within its 15 county area to service our communities efficiently and effectively.

Izard, Stone, Searcy, Newton, and Van Buren
Margaret Morrison, Regional Prevention Representative P.O. Box 492 211 Blanchard Street Mountain View, AR 72560 Phone: 870-269-6770 Fax: 870-269-2196 Email: m2prc@mvtel.net

Cleburne, White, Jackson, Independence, Woodruff
Heath Owens, Regional Prevention Representative P.O. Box 8179 3402 E. Race Street Searcy, AR 72143 Phone: 870-613-0345 Fax: 501-278-5265 Email: howens@hra-health.org

Baxter, Boone, Fulton, Marion, Sharp
Bambi Bowden, Regional Prevention Representative P.O. Box 2698 8 Medical Plaza Mountain Home, AR 72654 Phone: 866-308-9923 #1913 Fax: 870-424-0903 Email: bbowden@hra-health.org

List of Services Offered by RPP

The RPP offers a variety of services including the ones listed below. A free clearinghouse of brochures and pamphlets is available at each of the two offices in the region.

Needs Assessment

Annually, the students in Arkansas are surveyed on behavioral health issues, including substance abuse and violent behaviors, and what factors cause them. The RPP has information about how youth in our region feel about these matters. RPP can provide any additional technical assistance of data analysis to schools and community groups upon request.

Referral Resources

Prevention representatives with the RPP can help you find behavioral health services near you.

Prevention Education/Training

The RPP offers an array of behavioral health trainings to state, local, and community organizations within the region:
  • Parenting Education Training of Trainers
  • Team Awareness/Team Readiness
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training
  • Lead and Seed Training with Youth Groups
  • Other Trainings Related to Behavioral Health Prevention