Most of the 34 million adult Americans who smoke cigarettes want to quit. But smoking will remain the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the U.S. unless more is done to help them quit. In his new report, Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General, VADM Dr. Jerome M. Adams calls on everyone,
Registration is open for the 21st Arkansas Cancer Summit with the 17th Clearing the Air in Communities Of Color Conference on March 31 and April 1, 2020. The Arkansas Cancer Summit is an annual event hosted by the Arkansas Cancer Coalition (ACC) to showcase the recent progress that Coalition partners have made towards meeting the
The Arkansas Colorectal Cancer Roundtable originally scheduled for November 14 has been rescheduled. ACC will now host a joint roundtable for breast cancer and colorectal cancer on January 30, from 10am-2pm. The roundtable will be located at the Hilton Garden Inn, 10914 Kanis Road, Little Rock. This is a free event and lunch will be
Registration is open for the ACC Quarterly Meeting on Tuesday, December 17 from 8:30-11:30AM. This meeting will be at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Little Rock. We will be having an ugly sweater contest (but it must have a cancer control message), so don’t forget to join in on the fun!
The Arkansas Cancer Coalition (ACC) will award community grants in sums ranging from $35,000 to $55,000, to ACC Partners who work to implement evidence-based cancer control strategies in communities, especially those in “red counties”. Applications must advance specific goals, objectives, and strategies of the Arkansas Cancer Plan (ACP). Special consideration is given to organizations working in the 17 red counties
Join ACC September 10, 2019, from 9-11 am at the Hilton Garden Inn, 10914 Kanis Rd, Little Rock 72211, for the ACC Quarterly Meeting. Chris Collier from the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation will provide the latest updates on prostate cancer, Dr. Stacey Smith-Foley from CARTI will talk about the new breast center at CARTI. Lastly,
The Arkansas Cancer Coalition (ACC) works to strengthen the cancer control network as well as implement the goals and strategies of the state’s only comprehensive cancer plan—the Arkansas Cancer Plan. ACC will award community grants to ACC Partners who work to implement evidence-based and promising practices of proven cancer control strategies in communities that advance specific
While struggling to improve health outcomes at the state level, Arkansas also faces disparities in life expectancy at the county level. Concerned with the disparity, Senator Jack Crumbly (16th District) sponsored a bill in 2011 to designate counties with the lowest life expectancies in the state as Red Counties. The Red Counties were defined as
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