Arkansas Reproductive Health Monitoring System (ARHMS)

The Arkansas Reproductive Health Monitoring System (ARHMS) is a well-established public health program in birth defect tracking. ARHMS, which is administered within Arkansas Children’s Hospital, tracks birth defect trends, responds to inquiries from the public, provides the data infrastructure for scientific research, and performs prevention activities aimed at reducing the occurrence of birth defects. ARHMS seeks to identify and to describe patterns of birth defects in Arkansas in order to support scientific research to prevent birth defects among state and global populations.

Contact: ARHMS Research Manager Karen Smith, MEd, RHIA, CDIP, CPC (364-2368 or