ArCOP's Growing Healthy Communities Northeast Summit
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)
West Memphis, AR
Thanks to funding from the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas, ArCOP is offering Regional Summits across the state of Arkansas this spring! The NEA session is Wednesday, April 2 at the Eugene Woods Civic Center in West Memphis, AR. Follow this link for driving directions.
Training sessions are open to all individuals interested in helping their communities make the healthy choice the easy choice. Registration is $20 and scholarships are available.
Putting the Training to Work
7:15 to 8:00 - Check-in, Breakfast & Networking
8:00 to 8:45 - Opening Session
8:50 to 10:15 - Breakout Track 1
10:20 to 11:45 - Breakout Track 2
11:45 to 12:45 - Lunch
12:50 to 2:15 - Breakout Track 3
2:20 to 3:45 - Breakout Track 4
3:50 to 4:30 - Closing Session
4:30 - Dismissal
As at last year’s Regional Summits, participants will have the opportunity to receive training – and then will be eligible for grant funding to immediately put that training to work!
Participants will be able to choose to attend up to four breakout tracks "a la carte". Tracks will include:
- Cooking Matters
- Cooking Matters at the Store
- Farm to School
- Farmers’ Markets
- Community & School Gardens
- Joint Use Agreements
- Worksite Wellness Scorecard
- Early Childhood & Schools Toolkit (updated)
- Social Marketing
- Coalition Building & Maintenance
- Watch for more!
Eligibility, Registration Fees & Scholarships
Anyone passionate about making the healthy choice the easy choice in their community (county, city, town, neighborhood) is encouraged to attend.
Registration fee is $20 (plus processing) and may be paid through the registration form or as an invoice payment (requested through the registration form).
Scholarship applications are posted on ArCOP's website.
Registration includes event program, goodie bag and a healthy breakfast, lunch, and snack.
SPECIAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Registrants who attend either of the JUA breakout sessions will be eligible for a special Joint Use Agreement Grant release from the Arkansas Department of Education to compete for funds to support the implementation of a joint use project in your community. Communities who submit proposals for the special release with only compete with other “Digging Deeper” Immersion Training & Regional Summit JUA training participants, rather than statewide. For more information about the State’s Joint Use Agreement Grant program visit their website.
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Many Thanks to ArCOP's NEA Host Committee!!
Each 2014 training event is coordinated by ArCOP’s Project Director, a Host Committee, ArCOP’s Workgroup Teams and ArCOP’s Executive Team.
The NEA Host Committee is led by Ramona Taylor at Crittenden Regional Hospital:The NEA Host Committee is led by Ramona Taylor at Crittenden Regional Hospital: Tammie Coleman, UAMS East; Jim Jackson, City of West Memphis Tourism Dept.; Paul Luker, City of West Memphis Planning Dept.; Bonnie White, Mid-South Health Systems.
More Information to Come!
When & Where
Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention
Healthier environments produce healthier people. Healthier people produce greater economic outputs, consume fewer healthcare resources and lead better, longer lives.
The Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention (ArCOP) is Growing Healthy Communities (GHC) by helping Arkansans change their environments to make the healthy choice the easy choice.
ArCOP’s mission is to improve the health of all Arkansas communities by increasing access to physical activity and healthy eating to reduce and prevent obesity. GHC, the Coalition’s project initiative, fosters these outcomes through proven, disciplined & replicable methods.
The Coalition currently has over 900 members and more than 80 partner institutions. ArCOP strives to welcome all those interested by making membership free and partnership simple: The only requirement: a desire for a healthier Arkansas.