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Arkansas Healthy Employee Lifestyle Program (AHELP)

Health Equity Considerations

The intent of the Arkansas Healthy Employees Lifestyle Program (AHELP) is to increase healthy behaviors among Arkansas state employees.  AHELP was passed by the Arkansas legislature as a voluntary policy giving state agency heads the authority to grant their full-time state employees the opportunity to participate in the program.  Center TRT evaluated the results of the project’s pilot phase (2005-2008), which had 200 county-based offices and two central offices participating, with the potential to reach 10,000 state health and human services employees.  AHELP has since expanded to 30 state agencies and over 500 worksite locations.