2019 First Friday Breakfast-February 1st
Join us for our Guest Speaker with Healthy Active Arkansas & the announcement of our Healthy Workplace Awards from 2018.
A Healthy Workforce gets more done!
From Healthy vending guidelines and support for returning moms to the workforce, to wellness policies and tracking systems, we have tools and resources to cultivate a culture of health at your worksite.
Joseph W. Thompson, MD, MPH
President and CEO, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Vice Chairman for Healthy Active Arkansas
Dr. Joe Thompson’s work is centered at the intersection of clinical care, public health and health policy. He is responsible for developing research activities, health policy, and collaborative programs that promote better health and health care in Arkansas.
Dr. Thompson has led vanguard efforts in planning and implementing healthcare financing reform, tobacco- and obesity-related health promotion and disease prevention programs. He has worked with Arkansas’s executive and legislative leadership and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop a creative alternative to Medicaid expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In addition, Dr. Thompson is guiding Arkansas’s innovative initiatives to improve health system access, quality and cost including a systematic, multi-payer overhaul of Arkansas’s health care payment system.