Healthy Active Arkansas
Healthy Active Arkansas is a framework for 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 modeled 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.
Download the Plan Here
A word from Governer Asa Hutchinson