Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

Population Health Policy

Goal

We seek to improve the health of Arkansans by working in partnership with community stakeholders, state agencies, and other strategic leaders to create environments that promote health and to implement initiatives that prevent disease.

Overview

According to the Arkansas Department of Health, more than half of Arkansas’s adult population is living with at least one chronic disease such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, or cancer. Chronic diseases are estimated to cost Arkansas’s economy $17 billion annually in health care expenditures and lost productivity. This cost can be greatly reduced—and many lives saved—by addressing the upstream causes of chronic disease, which are primarily tobacco use, poor diet, and lack of physical activity.

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Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
1401 West Capitol
Suite 300 (Victory Building)
Little Rock, AR 72201