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ArCOP's Growing Healthy Communities Northeast Summit

Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

West Memphis, AR

ArCOP's Growing Healthy Communities Northeast Summit

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Event Details

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

All participants will be eligible to apply for grant funding that will immediately put the training they receive to work in their communities! Learn what last year's grant recipients did with their funds.

Training Overview

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! 



7:30 to 8:00 - Check-in, Breakfast & Networking
8:00 to 8:30 - Opening Session
8:35 to 10:00 - Breakout Track 1

  • Cooking Matters 101
  • Farm to School
  • Early Childhood & Schools Health & Nutrition Toolkit (featuring JUAs)

10:05 to 11:30 - Breakout Track 2

  • Cooking Matters 201
  • Community & School Gardens
  • Worksite Wellness CDC Health Scorecard 101

11:35 to 1:00 - Lunch

  • Optional: Grant Writing 101
  • Optional: Community Connections 101

1:05 to 2:30 - Breakout Track 3

  • Cooking Matters @ the Store
  • Farmers' Markets
  • Translating Assessments into Practice: Create Effective Worksite Wellness Programs

2:35 to 4:00 - Breakout Track 4

  • Cooking Matters: Building Your Base
  • Access to Healthy Foods Field Trip
  • Worksite Wellness Case Studies

4:05 to 4:35 - Closing Session
4:35 - Dismissal


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


Staying Overnight?

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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!

Watch ArCOP’s website for more details!
Have questions about ArCOP's Growing Healthy Communities Northeast Summit? Contact Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention
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When & Where

Eugene Woods Civic Center
212 West Polk Avenue
West Memphis, AR 72301

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

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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.

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