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2018 Arkansas Home Visiting Network Conference

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Date: November 5-6, 2018


2018 Arkansas Home Visiting Network Conference


This FREE conference is offered ONLY to Home Visiting Staff that serve families with young children (prenatal through age five). Staff of the following Arkansas Home Visiting Programs: Following Baby Back Home (FBBH), Healthy Families America (HFA), Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), Parents as Teachers (PAT) and SafeCare are specifically encouraged to attend. Staff from other programs whose PRIMARY method of service delivery to families with children (prenatal - 5 years of age) is through home visiting are also eligible to attend.

What: 2018 Arkansas Home Visiting Network Conference

When: November 5-6, 2018

Time: Monday, November 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM - Tuesday November 8, 2018 11:45 AM

Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas Hot Springs Convention Center

Conference Registration is now CLOSED. On-site registration is NOT available.


2018 Conference Program

2018 Conference Overview/Workshop Descriptions PDF

2018 Registration Ticket Example PDF

2018 List of Exhibitors and Vendors

For more information or questions contact Sue Porbeck at 501-364-3466 or email homevisitingti@uams.edu

This conference is supported in part, by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant X10MC29461, Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) awarded to the Arkansas Department of Health. Approximately 33% of the conference is supported with these MIECHV funds. Additional funding for the conference was made possible through the Arkansas Department of Human Services.



Previous Conference Information:

The 2017 Arkansas Home Visiting Network Annual Conference program guide is here!
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2017 Scott Gordon Arkansas Home Visitor of the Year Award 

Congratulations to this year's winner Laura Morgado with PAT!

We would also like to congratulate our Runners-Up Cathy Fowler with HIPPY and Cheryl Gookin with HIPPY!

Pictured left to right Cheryl Gookin, Cathy Fowler, Laura Morgado, and Scott Gordon







We would like to say "Thank You" to everyone who submitted a nominee for this year's award.  

This year's nominees:

  • Becky Dodson PAT
  • Cathy Fowler HIPPY - Runner Up
  • Karen Garner HIPPY
  • Jeannie Gates HIPPY
  • Jennifer Gladden NFP
  • Cheryl Gookin HIPPY - Runner Up
  • Amy Jo Grissom HIPPY
  • Tephanie Johnson HIPPY
  • Cassandra Maggitt HIPPY
  • Jeannie Milburn HIPPY
  • Laura Morgado PAT - Winner
  • Chancy Ware PAT


We would like to say Thank You to the 2017 Exhibitors!

  • AFMC Tina Hendrix
  • Department of Workforce Services Janet Edgar
  • AR WIC Arkansas Department of Health Teresa Gates
  • Behavioral Health Services of Arkansas Maggie Adams
  • Community Health Centers of Arkansas, Inc. Brandy Britton
  • Delta Dental of Arkansas Matthew Vermillion
  • Family Planning and Reproduction Arkansas Department of Health Leroy Randolph
  • First Connections DDS April Nichols
  • High Scope Educational Research Foundation Brenda Leger
  • Infant Hearing Program Arkansas Department of Health Diedra Levi, MAHSC
  • Mental Health Council of Arkansas Colette Young
  • Natural Health with Doterra Essentials Oils Doterra Essential oils Betty Harris
  • Professional Development Registry Arkansas State University Lora Mosley
  • Rural Health & Primary Care Arkansas Department of Health Toney Bailey
  • Sisters United Arkansas Department of Health Shaneca Smith
  • UAMS- Department of Family and Preventive Medicine - Research and Evaluation Division Annemarie McGahagan
  • University of AR at Little Rock School of Social Work Stephanie Rose
  • Usborne Books and More Rebecca West
  • Zero To Three Safe Babies Court Team Jeni Smith
2017 Arkansas Home Visitor Network Annual Conference attendee with a vendor








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Additional Information: Contact Sue Porbeck, Conference Coordinator, SMPorbeck@uams.edu