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The Arkansas Community Health Worker Association 5th Annual Arkansas Community Health Worker Summit is coming up! It will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Little Rock on June 5-6. This event highlights ARCHWA’s role in educating public health and health system professionals about the value of CHWs as well as addressing relevant policy […]
The 69th Arkansas Public Health Association annual meeting and expo, “Building a Healthy Arkansas: Strategies to Improve Health in the Natural State” will be held May 10-12, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The conference is targeted toward public health professionals in the state, school, medical, and community settings. Information will be tailored to teachers, […]
The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids has released a new report highlighting the growth of flavored tobacco products. The FDA has banned flavored cigarettes, but there has been an increase in candy-flavored e-cigarettes and cigars. The report urges the FDA to ban all flavored tobacco products. To read the full report, click here.
April is Cancer Control Month! This campaign promotes cancer prevention, screening, resources for survivors, investment into research, and progress toward effective cancer control. Learn more about what cancers are affecting Arkansas in this interactive map from the CDC by clicking here. To raise awareness in your community using Twitter and Facebook messages you can adapt and […]
The CDC has released a report on Promising Practices for Cancer Prevention and Survivorship. The theme is Physical Activity. There is evidence that suggests physical activity reduces the risk of several cancers, including breast and colon cancers. To read the full report, click here.
National Cancer Prevention Month focuses on promoting healthy behaviors to reduce cancer incidence in the United States. The American Institute for Cancer Research estimates that approximately one-third of the most common cancer incidences could be prevented by eating healthy, being active, and staying lean. For more information, click here.
Registration is now open for the Arkansas Cancer Summit XVIII! The Summit will be held March 27-28, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Airport in Little Rock, AR. We are now accepting nominations for awards. We also offer scholarships for students and cancer survivors. To register, click here.