Michael Thomsen, Ph.D., Named Director of UAMS Center for the Study of Obesity

  The Center for the Study of Obesity will develop not only active research programs related to obesity prevention but also provide technical assistance and leadership in the public health practice community throughout the state to prevent and reduce obesity among Arkansans. Dr. Thomsen comes to UAMS from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (UA) […]

Blue and You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas: Regular Grants

The Blue & You Foundation is now accepting grants ranging from $5,000 to $150,000. The deadline for submission is July 15, 2021 at midnight. Eligible applicants in Arkansas include: 501(c)(3) public charities Public schools Government agencies Nonprofit hospitals Churches   If you are interested in submitting an application for the Blue and You for a […]

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 […]

School Breakfast Programs Benefit Students, Schools

a picture of high school students holding a sign that says breakfast equals success

Governor Hutchinson has proclaimed March School Breakfast Month in Arkansas, and our partners–The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, Arkansas Department of Education, and others–are taking the opportunity to raise awareness about the many benefits–and growth–of school breakfast programs in Arkansas. In addition, Gov. Hutchinson joined the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, Baptist Health and the Little Rock […]

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 […]