Celebrating 20 Years of the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement: A Healthcare Discussion with Former Governors Mike Huckabee and Mike Beebe 

Monday, December 3 at 6 p.m. (Wally Allen Ballroom, Statehouse Convention Center)
*In partnership with Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

Former Arkansas Govs. Mike Huckabee and Mike Beebe will engage in a discussion on health and health care in a program celebrating the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement’s 20th anniversary. The evening will include a rare gathering of Arkansas’s three most recent governors on one stage as Gov. Asa Hutchinson is scheduled to welcome the former governors. ACHI President and CEO Dr. Joe Thompson will moderate the discussion between Huckabee and Beebe. 

The evening’s activities also will include the presentation of the Dr. Tom Bruce Arkansas Health Impact Award to two people who have had a positive impact on the health of Arkansans through their service and leadership, Dr. Kent Westbrook and Ben E. Owens Sr.

Huckabee served as Arkansas’s lieutenant governor from 1993 to 1996 and governor from 1996 to 2007. Health policy initiatives that came to fruition under Huckabee’s leadership include the ARKids First program, the Tobacco Settlement Proceeds Act of 2000, the Arkansas Health Data Initiative Act of 2003, ARHeath Networks and the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2006.

Beebe served in private practice as an attorney before being elected to the Arkansas Senate in 1982. He served as a state senator for 20 years, as attorney general from 2003 to 2007, and as governor from 2007 to 2015. Healthy policy initiatives established under his leadership include graduated driver’s licenses, a tobacco tax increase that funded a statewide trauma system and other health initiatives, statewide fluoridation of drinking water, and the Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative.

All Clinton School Speaker Series events are free and open to the public. Reserve your seats by emailing publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu or by calling (501) 683-5239.

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Date(s) - 12/03/2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Statehouse Convention Center