“Natural Wonders” Fast Facts

As a part of the statewide Natural Wonders Partnership, focused on improving the health and well-being of Arkansas children, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, with financial support from Arkansas Children’s Hospital, developed and implemented a statewide telephone poll to explore the perceived health status of children in the state.The poll offers policymakers, community leaders and health care providers a snapshot of major concerns and attitudes toward children’s health and well-being in Arkansas. The survey does raise several interesting questions about those attitudes.

The phone survey follows the earlier release in July 2007 of the Natural Wonders: The State of Children’s Health in Arkansas report. Natural Wonders was created to compile and organize the known data about the heal the of our children, in hopes that many different groups may find it a helpful guide to opportunities, both individually and collaboratively, to improve children’s health.