ACC Success Stories

Smoke Free Little Rock

The SmokeFree Little Rock campaign officially launched in November 2017 with a goal of passing a comprehensive smokefree ordinance in the city of Little Rock.  Currently, not all workplaces are smokefree, including bars and hotels.  Little Rock is only one of 18 capital cities across the country to not be covered by a comprehensive smokefree […]

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Is Your Facility Reporting to the Arkansas Central Cancer Registry?

Every year approximately 16,000 cancer cases are diagnosed, and about 6,000 people die from cancer in Arkansas.  The Arkansas Central Cancer Registry (ACCR) is a population-based registry established at the Arkansas Department of Health in 1996. The purpose of the registry is to collect information for surveillance, research, policy interventions, and to assist initiatives for […]

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Inspiration and Collaboration Result in a Sun SMART Program

By Angie Clegg and Martha Pendleton Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House  Inspiration and Collaboration Result in a Sun SMART Program When the staff of the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House began to review the Arkansas Cancer Plan, they were alarmed to learn that melanoma diagnoses in Arkansas rose 53% from 1997 to 2007. […]

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