The Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention (ArCOP) received funding from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Midsouth Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (TCC) for Health Disparities Research (UAB Midsouth TCC) to implement the Mayors Mentoring Mayors (3M) project in 2015. This UAB Midsouth TCC grant addressed health disparities impacting obesity in six Midsouth states. TCC has invited ArCOP to present the 3M project, in the second phase of this grant, using a Multi-State approach.
Over the past seven years, ArCOP has identified communities in Arkansas with the most significant changes towards better health are those communities where the mayor is involved. Mayors who have seen the benefits of policy, system and environmental changes first-hand have become some of our strongest champions. Mayors know healthy cities are economically secure cities. Arkansas mayors are excited to share their successes, lessons learned, and best practices with their colleagues across our state.
The Mid-South TCC and ArCOP targeted the geographic areas including Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee to expand the 3M reach across the five additional states using the ArCOP Growing Healthy Community model.
This Multi-State 3M Summit is a collaboration of Mayors, City Elected Officials and their community's team members sharing exciting work of each state's successes, lessons learned, barriers and best practices.
Does your Organization want to Sponsor this event? Have a Vendor Booth at this summit? Go to: http://arkansasobesity.org/how-to-help/3m-sponsorship.html
Evening Network Event: Baseball and BBQ at Dickey-Stephens Park starting May 11th at 6pm
Morning Walk on the Arkansas River Trail, May 12th 7am
Multi-State 3M Summit, May 12th 8am-2pm
Note: Out-of-State Mayors can contact Katrina.Betancourt@arkansasobesity.org for travel arrangements.