Arkansas Department of Health’s 100th Anniversary
Stamp Out Smoking joins the Arkansas Department of Health in celebrating 100 years of service and advancements in public health. February 25, 2013 marked ADH’s 100th anniversary. In addition to sharing a common goal with SOS—to promote the prevention and cessation of tobacco use throughout Arkansas—ADH has worked diligently to improve disease control, immunizations, maternal and child health, sanitation and safer food and drinking water. Through these efforts, ADH seeks to add an additional 25 years to the life expectancy of Arkansans.
In its continued endeavors to enhance the quality and longevity of Arkansan lives, ADH seeks to strengthen public health activities through clinical care and education; participation and partnerships with state and local health agencies; and the federal government. A prime example is Stamp Out Smoking, which ADH launched in 2002 as part of its Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program.
Through social, economic and political channels, ADH and its partners play a vital role in the quality of life of all Arkansans. Looking forward to the next 100 years, ADH will perpetuate its legacy of health improvement, education and advocacy through initiatives like TPCP and SOS.
Click to learn more about the history of ADH and to find a schedule of statewide events.