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All Arkansans reach their full potential in communities that identify and promote supportive relationships and provide healthy, safe, and nurturing environments.

Strategies and Measurable Objectives

In 2019-2020, the ADH recruited over 70 partners from within the Agency and outside to form an initial planning team to identify state health improvement areas and develop ideas for strategies and objectives within each area. During phase one, the planning team formed workgroups and determined eight priority areas for the state level health improvement. Each priority area is presented as a Result (R) in the Result section of this Scorecard. 

Phase two had consisted of working on the ideas for strategies and objectives and later formalizing the ideas for approval. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, phase two was substantially delayed. In 2022, a new Planning and Implementation Team, with incumbent and new members, will convene to build on the ideas presented by the old team. The Planning Group will finalize strategies, objectives, activities, and collaborative partners within each area and implement the SHIP. 

The Scorecard will be updated as these developments occur.

Policy Agenda

To be determined by the new Planning and Implementation Group.

Additional Data Needed/Potential Indicators

The following performance and outcome indicators suggested by the 2019-2020 planning team will be considered by the new Planning and Implementation Team.

  • Number of communities involved in planning for healthier environments
  • Number of programs/initiatives/services that address health equity explicitly 
  • Percent of students with healthy habits/behaviors throughout school
  • Percent of adults with healthy habits/behaviors throughout life

Workgroup Members

In 2022, the new Planning and Implementation Team will form workgroup for each priority area for monitoring implementation and reporting.

Workgroup Action Plan

Will be developed by workgroups.

SHIP Partners

  • ​​​​​​Arkansas Department of Education
  • Arkansas Department of Finance
  • Arkansas Department of Health
  • Arkansas Department of Human Services
  • Arkansas Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care
  • Arkansas Minority Health Commission
  • Board of Health Members
  • County Health Officers
  • Current identified city and county health community champions
  • Local faith-based leaders


Why Is This Important?

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.

SDOH can be grouped into 5 domains:

Social determinants of health (SDOH) have a major impact on people’s health, well-being, and quality of life. Examples of SDOH include:

  • Safe housing, transportation, and neighborhoods
  • Racism, discrimination, and violence
  • Education, job opportunities, and income
  • Access to nutritious foods and physical activity opportunities
  • Polluted air and water
  • Language and literacy skills

SDOH also contribute to wide health disparities and inequities. For example, people who don't have access to grocery stores with healthy foods are less likely to have good nutrition. That raises their risk of health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity — and even lowers life expectancy relative to people who do have access to healthy foods.

Just promoting healthy choices won't eliminate these and other health disparities. Instead, public health organizations and their partners in sectors like education, transportation, and housing need to take action to improve the conditions in people's environments. 

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