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ACC Workgroups

May 17, 2017 | By Myca Grant

Are you interested in moving the needle on cancer in Arkansas?  Then join an ACC workgroup!  Together, we can make a difference. To join a workgroup or learn about what each of our workgroups are doing, please click here.

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ARCHWA

May 17, 2017 | By Myca Grant

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 […]

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Arkansas Public Health Association Conference

April 6, 2017 | By Myca Grant

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, […]

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The Flavor Report

April 6, 2017 | By Myca Grant

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.

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Chronic Disease Forum

April 6, 2017 | By Myca Grant

The Tenth Annual Chronic Disease Forum & Cardiovascular Disease Summit is coming up soon!  It will be held on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21 at the Benton Event Center. To register for the conference, click here.

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Cancer Control Month

April 4, 2017 | By Myca Grant

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 […]

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Physical Activity Reduces the Risk of Several Cancers

February 23, 2017 | By Myca Grant

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.

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Arkansas Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

February 9, 2017 | By Myca Grant

The 4th Arkansas Colorectal Cancer Roundtable is coming soon!  Join us as we discuss updates on colorectal cancer in Arkansas and ways to improve screening rates.  Register here.

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February is National Cancer Prevention Month

February 9, 2017 | By Myca Grant

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.

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Arkansas Cancer Summit XVIII

January 20, 2017 | By Myca Grant

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.

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