The Arkansas Department of Health has released a new report on health concerns that is intended to be more easily understood by the general public.
The 140-page report addresses issues such as life expectancy, infant mortality and health literacy in Arkansas.
Co-author Jennifer Dillaha told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that technical language and abbreviations are not known to the general public and the goal is to make the report easier to read and understand.
The report titled "Arkansas's Big Health Problems and How We Plan to Solve Them" is being distributed to local health units, health care providers and community organizations such as libraries and hunger relief agencies.
Health department spokeswoman Kerry Krell says the report will be rewritten every five years and will be updated as necessary.