We are celebrating our 10th year anniversary for ArCOP! We want to celebrate all of the hard word and dedication Arkansas Growing Healthy Communities have made to move the needle from number one most obese state in the nation down to number six!
At this year’s celebration we will recognize the accomplishments in our state and at the local level in 2017. We are at an all-time high with 117 Growing Healthy Communities. We awarded 132 project grants to communities for activities that support policy, system and environmental changes to improve health. We awarded 14 Farmers Markets and 4 grocery stores with grants to initiate Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program for SNAP beneficiaries. During our five regional summits we awarded 18 Farmers’ Markets, 49 community and school gardens, 22 built environment and 25 worksite wellness projects to make healthy changes for their communities.
It has been a busy 2017 and we are looking forward to even greater accomplishments in 2018.
This year ArCOP will have a silent auction with many great items! If you would like to donate an item to the auction to represent your organization, coalition or community please contact email@example.com.
Stay tuned for more details!