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The 4th Annual Hometown Health Improvement (HHI) Sustainability Conference was held at the Wyndham Hotel in North Little Rock, AR on February 28-29, 2012 and was titled “A Healthier Future For All Arkansans”. The goal was to guide coalitions, community members and other interested parties on how to help all Arkansans have a healthier future by addressing the following three (3) objectives: 1)To assist communities to develop, implement and monitor a community health improvement plan using Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives that are based on community priorities; 2) To engage multiple sectors to take actions to strengthen policies and improve practices that are driven by evidence; and 3) To highlight community successes in a variety in venues.
There was a Pre-conference Workshop on SMART Objectives and Social Media. A luncheon panel presentation titled “Building Healthy Communities in the Face of a Changing Landscape” which included Drs, Halverson and Nash; Jodianne Tritt, JD,; Idonia Trotter, JD, MPS,; Craig Wilson, JD, MPA and Mayor Patrick Hays. The keynote speaker was Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, PhD and her presentation was titles: “In Search of Apples: Building Health Across Communities.” There was breakout sessions each day with presentations presented by community partners on various subjects that would equip the audience with tools necessary for addressing ways for a healthier future for all Arkansans.