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February 2016 Newsletter – Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association

Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association

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The Action – February 2016

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Governor Names New Director for Department of Human Services

Cindy Gillespie, Former Romney Health Care Advisor, to Lead Arkansas DHS – Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced Cindy Gillespie, a former health care advisor to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, as the new director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services…

ACAAA Actions • Agency News & Announcements

  • ACAAA will be hosting a History of the War on Poverty workshop, to be presented by David Bradley, CEO of the National Community Action Foundation (NCAF), from February 9 – 11
  • ACAAA’s website has a brand new look for 2016!
  • ACAAA Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, February 17

Upcoming Actions • Mark Your Calendars!

  • 2016 Mid-Winter Training Conference for NASCSP will be held February 22-26, 2016, in Alexandria, VA
  • NCAF will be holding its 2016 Legislative Conference on March 15 – 18 in Washington, D.C.
  • Philander Smith College Health & Wellness Department is hosting their 2nd annual Mind, Body & Soul Health Fair on Friday, April 1

Educational Action • Webinars & Materials of Interest

Agency Actions • News & Notes from around the State

Mississippi County Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission was the subject of a recent KAIT8 News story about a visit paid by White House representatives to Blytheville to boost awareness of the Rural IMPACT program—a nationwide effort to address rural childhood poverty

Freedom House—the substance abuse and treatment facility operated by Arkansas River Valley Area Council recently played host to members of U.S. Senator John Boozman’s staff in addition to welcoming a visit from U.S. Representative Steve Womack

Central Arkansas Development Council’s Benton Senior Wellness and Activity Center played host to Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, who was holding a press conference to announce the addition of “prescription drug take-back boxes” to the AG’s mobile office.

Employees of the Month – see newsletter for details

  • Cherri Fowler, Crowley Ridge Development Council
  • Charlsie Stine, Community Action Program for Central Arkansas

Social Action – Community Action Facebook Family

See newsletter for links to Facebook pages of each CAAs in Arkansas.

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