UPDATE: SNAP Policy for Healthy Foods Convening

In partnership with the Arkansas Community Foundation, the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Office of Community Health and Research hosted a virtual, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) Policy for Healthy Foods meeting on June 22, 2021. The event brought together parties interested in food assistance efforts in Arkansas […]

SNAP Policy for Healthy Foods Convening

In partnership with the Arkansas Community Foundation, The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Office of Community Health and Research are hosting a SNAP Policy for Healthy Foods Convening June 22, 2021 9am-11am CST.   This event will serve as a time to have anyone interested in SNAP and […]

Community Access to Healthy Foods – Patty Barker Recognized

Hunger is on the rise in Arkansas after an especially difficult year, and according to Feeding America, an estimated one in four Arkansas children are now facing food insecurity. The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance’s No Kid Hungry campaign has been working hard to meet this increased need by collaborating with school districts, community organizations and […]

Auditor’s Office Wins CapitolGO! Healthy Hydration Challenge

Craig Wilson and State Auditor hold champion belt for healthy hydration challenge

The Arkansas Auditor’s Office took top honors in the 2018 CapitolGO! Healthy Hydration Challenge, the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI) announced Tuesday. From Feb. 14 through Feb. 28, teams representing the offices of the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, auditor and treasurer, as well as the House and Senate, competed in […]

Lawmakers, Constitutional Officers Cutting Sugary Drinks for CapitolGO! Challenge

a picture of a championship belt and a water bottle as part of the healthy hydration challenge

If you’ve been to the Arkansas State Capitol since the Legislature’s fiscal session began last week, you may have noticed some people toting identical green water bottles. The bottles are part of the 2018 CapitolGO! Healthy Hydration Challenge, which enlists state legislators, constitutional officers and their staff to hydrate in a healthy way. The Arkansas […]

Youth Leaders Participate in Community Ambassador Training

Community Ambassador Training

The Arkansas Department of Health, and Healthy Active Arkansas (HAA) partner, hosted a community ambassador training on Saturday, April 22. Attendees were community youth leaders and pageant contestants who learned how to incorporate HAA into their civic and community platforms. HAA is the 10-year initiative that the Governor endorsed to increase the percentage of Arkansans […]