Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Community Health Specialists

The Community Health Nurse Specialists (CHNS) and the Community Health Promotion Specialists (CHPS) work with schools, community coalitions, wellness committees, and the Hometown Health Improvement (HHI) teams to improve the health of Arkansas' youth.

CHNS/CHPS are housed in local education service cooperatives. CHNS/CHPS support school health efforts across the state helping to link schools with community resources.

CHNS-CHPS Contact Information Programs and Presentations Offered in Schools for Students and Staff


For more information, please contact:

Cheria Lindsey, BSN, RN
School Health Services
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot #14
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-3586
Fax: 501-682-4886

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