We had the privilege of having a couple of folks in the Power 95-9 studio to talk about the 'Take Action Arkansas Organization'. 

There is an event coming up on March 2 at the St. Mathews Baptist Church in Forman. church at 5pm. You can call 903-278-7186.

What is 'Take Action Arkansas' all about:

Prevention is defined as interventions that occur prior to the onset of a disorder that are intended to prevent or reduce risk for the disorder. Prevention is part of a broader health promotion effort, based on the knowledge that addiction is a primary, progressive, chronic, and fatal disease.

As such, it focuses on creating population level changes, within the cultural context, in order to reduce risks and strengthen ability to cope with adversity.

Our mission is to:

• Educate citizens

• Empower communities

• Encourage collaboration

• Enhance prevention efforts through community mobilization to foster a healthy and positive environment.

Building coordinated prevention efforts through collaboration with state agencies, community organizations,and special populations offers multiple strategies, provides multiple points of access, and allows for coordination

To expand citizen participation in community activity as a most promising approach to preventing alcohol and other drug problems and youth related violence. A comprehensive approach to a particular problem or behavior is an effective way to achieve the desired permanent behavior or normative change.

To find out more you can go to their website, takeactionar.com