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About the Program


The ACHRI Childhood Obesity Prevention Research Program conducts state-of-the-art clinical, translational, and community-based research and provides leadership and coordination between various local and state partners to obtain evidence that can be used to develop strategies leading to the prevention of childhood obesity.

To achieve our mission, we will

  1) Conduct research to further our understanding of the causes of childhood obesity,
  2) Partner with the state and communities to develop strategies for the prevention of childhood obesity in Arkansas,
  3) Develop an evidence base upon which state and local policymakers can create new approaches to reduce overweight and obesity in Arkansas children, and
  4) Serve as an educational resource center for childhood obesity prevention programming.


Eliminate childhood obesity through evidence-based interventions


To learn more about the research program, email us at

13 Children's Way • Little Rock, Arkansas 72202-3591
Research Institute (501) 364-7373   Main Hospital (501) 364-1100

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