HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The city of Hot Springs was recognized as a "Thriving Community" by the Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention for its Growing Healthy Communities work during the past year.
Thriving Community, the highest designation awarded by ArCOP, is based on the city's efforts to become a healthier community through data collection, environmental changes and policy changes. Hot Springs was among eight communities in Arkansas to receive the top award. In addition, 12 Arkansas communities received the Blossoming Community designation, and 17 received Emerging Community status.