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ACHE, Fort Smith schools fight vaping epidemic

While the attention of Americans everywhere over the last year has been the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Surgeon General identified vaping among kids as an epidemic back in 2018. In Fort Smith, a partnership has been formed between the school district and the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education to combat this health crisis at home.

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Research facility, economic strength part of top 2020 Fort Smith metro stories

The new Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) medical research institute to be located in the former Golden Living building in Fort Smith will do more than bring medical research to the region. It will give the medical colleges the ability to recruit top-tier professors, boost the region’s economy and improve Arkansas’ health.

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ACHE announces retirement of founding executives

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) announces the upcoming retirement of Thomas H. Webb Jr., chief operating officer, and Dennis Bauer, chief financial officer, two of ACHE’s founding members of the senior leadership team.

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Degen Foundation provides ACHE grant for research

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education in Fort Smith has been awarded a $193,553 Degen Foundation grant for equipment for the Sterilization Core Research Facility in the new ACHE Research Institute Health and Wellness Center.

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ACHE Awarded $193K Grant

“The steadfast support of The Degen Foundation has allowed ACHE to create an institution that is a step ahead of others. Their gifts have helped to provide critically important equipment which have aided our research faculty and students in the development of life-changing research. We greatly appreciate their support,” said Kyle Parker, CEO of ACHE.

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ACHE 2020 Year in Review

Despite the uncertainty of 2020, it has been a great year of progress at the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education. Check out the ACHE 2020 Year in Review!

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