Turning Ideas Into Action

Yesterday, at the Clinton Health Matters 6th Annual Activation Summit, Former President Bill Clinton recognized the work of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) and Angela Lasiter in the prevention of unplanned pregnancy for young adults across the state in public two and four year colleges and universities. Public health leaders from across the country congregated at Clinton’s namesake library in downtown Little Rock for a day of networking sessions and discussion panels focusing on health equity in national and community-led programs.

Since Act 943 was put into action in 2015, the rate of unplanned pregnancies in Arkansas has reduced dramatically.  Colleges and universities across the state with support from ADHE and the Arkansas Campaign to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy will strive to further this good work. When individuals, communities, and organizations come together, we make progress towards a better future.

 

For more highlights on the discussions, please read the article in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:

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