Healthy Active Arkansas

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Healthy Active Arkansas is a framework of encouraging and enabling healthier lifestyles in Arkansas.

The plan was developed via a series of facilitated discussions among leaders in the field. This report provides a framework of research-based strategies to guide community efforts to reduce obesity - a major factor in improving health. These are accompanied by recommendations for efforts that must be orchestrated on the state level. The priority areas listed in the plan are modled after IOM goals outlined in their 2012 report Accelerating Progress in Obesity Preventions: Solving the Weight of the Nation. Each priority area outlines two-, five-, and 10-year goals to facilitate achievable successes in obtaining a healthier Arkansas. The Healthy Active Arkansas plan is meant to be used by a wide range of stakeholders, including businesses, education centers, religious organizations, restaurants, city planners and more.

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