We’re excited to announce the official launch of the Arkansas Health Equity Collaboration. This two-day, in-person meeting will be held July 28-29, 2022 at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute.
Over the last several months, both Institute program and education officers have been traveling across the state to hold discussions with Arkansans about the social determinants of health (e.g. the conditions in which we all live, learn, grow, and play). These are all driving forces of health outcomes in our communities, and we’ve gathered a long list of significant factors that are outside the health care setting.
Topics that have already been identified for promising collaborative statewide efforts:
- Community & Economic Development
- Access to Resources
Because of our past focus groups, we have better ideas about what is working well, what people would like to see more of, and what concerns they have regarding equity in those three topic areas above.
Now we’ll need the help of our Arkansas Health Equity Collaboration participants to sort through those ideas and focus on our next steps. We’ll be looking at how the collected data points relate to other current efforts and will lean on their perspectives to help decide where and how this collaborative effort could be most impactful.
Molly ThomasonEducation & Evaluation Officermthomason@uawri.org(501) 727-6215
“It is our hope at the Institute that we can facilitate statewide collaboration to change these social determinants to social contributions toward health equity.”