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Quotation Sources:

The Annie Casey Foundation website at

http://www.aecf.org/kidscount/

and the Kids Count On-Line State Database at

http://www.aecf.org/kidscount/sld/profile.jsp

4.Hometown Health Data Collection – Community health initiative lead by the

Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides annual Arkansas county population and health statistics data at http://www.healthyarkansas.com/stats/hth02/HTHB.HTM

C.TRENDS HEALTH DATA

Trend data for student and adult populations can assist schools in targeting appropriate ACSIP actions and interventions to reduce health risk factors via nutrition education and physical activities in schools.

1.Arkansas Center for Health Improvement – This organization functions under

the direction of a board and is supported by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.  In addition to health policy recommendations based on research driven data, schools may want to access the DATA DIVISION http://www.achi.net/data_division/ hyperlink at the main website: http://www.achi.net/current_initiatives/obesity.asp for the following data:

Multi-State Integrated Database Initiative

http://www.achi.net/data_division/datasets.asp Arkansas, in conjunction with support from Health Resources and Services Administration has been able to develop a Multi-State Integrated Database that provides access to data for all funded states.  To date 25 states have utilized the following integrated data set, Current Adult Population Survey (CPS) http://www.bls.census.gov/cps/cpsmain.htm

2.United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - The Centers for
Disease Control (CDC) provides the following state data that schools may want to review before completing the ACSIP Wellness Priority Plan.

a.Arkansas Obesity Fact Sheet – 2001 YRBS Results

http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/states/ar.htm

b.Arkansas Healthy Youth “School Health Policies and Programs Study”

(SHPPS) State Summary Report Card2000, 2006

http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/shpps/report_cards/pdf/arkansas.pdf

c.Arkansas School Health Profiles – The School Health Profiles help state

and local education agencies monitor the current status of school health education; school health policies related to physical activity; food service and physical education; and family and community involvement in school health programs.  Profiles are available biennially at the middle/junior high school and

Rev. 2/19/2010

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