Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

Healthy Active Arkansas

A Healthy Active Arkansas is all citizens enjoying access to wholesome foods and opportunities for fun, exertive activities! The Healthy Active Arkansas plan is a ten-year initiative that is available at www.healthyactive.org. It contains a framework of nine priority areas and action steps for achieving two-, five- and 10-year goals. This framework was developed through a series of facilitated discussions with a consortium of partners and includes evidence-based strategies for encouraging and enabling healthier lifestyles in Arkansas. The nine priority areas are:

  • Physical and built environment
  • Nutritional standards in government, institutions and the private sector
  • Nutritional standards in schools—early child care through college
  • Physical education and activity in schools—early child care through college
  • Healthy worksites
  • Access to healthy foods
  • Sugar-sweetened beverage reduction
  • Breastfeeding
  • Marketing program

TheArkansas Department of Health, the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, the ArkansasCoalition for Obesity Prevention, the Arkansas Minority Health Commission, Baptist Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and WinthropRockefeller Institute are just a few of the organizations that have begun working on implementing the plan.  More partners are joining every day to be a part of realizing the vision of a healthy, active state— and you can join too. Visit www.healthyactive.org to learn more.



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