Madison County Health Coalition

MCHC Receives State Award

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The Madison County Health Coalition was recently recognized on the state level by the Arkansas Prevention Network(APNet) for its hard work and dedication to prevention in Madison County.  APNet is the state-wide association for prevention professionals in Arkansas and the organization’s objectives are to advocate for prevention issues, to promote prevention as a viable service and provide networking opportunities among preventionists. 

The Madison County Health Coalition received APNet’s 2012 Community Award  for its many health related and prevention projects that it implements each year.  Some of the coalition’s projects include a Teen Summit on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention; Tobacco Education and Prevention; Health Fairs; Breast Health Education and Navigation; Health Resource Guides; Safety Baby Showers as well as many other projects.

According to Jessica Hestand, APNet Awards Chairperson, “Madison County Health Coalition has worked very hard to improve the health of its residents and is regarded as a model for other coalitions across the state.  The coalition plans activities according to the needs identified in the community and has a record of finding resources to implement programs that meet those identified needs.”