Little Rock, AR
Anna Strong is the Executive Director of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, where she leads advocacy, policy, and member-focused initiatives that support the practice of pediatrics and improved child well-being.
Prior to joining ARAAP, she served as Executive Director of Child Advocacy and Public Health at Arkansas Children’s health system, where she oversaw and expanded statewide hospital community benefit initiatives including public health initiatives, home visiting programs, school-based health and mobile dental clinics, and cross-sector collaborations to improve health outcomes. She also served as Director of Health Care Policy at Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families where she worked to improve access to health care for children and families, including Arkansas’s successful effort to expand health care coverage for low-income adults following the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Anna proudly serves as president of the board of directors of Harmony Health Clinic, a charitable clinic in Central Arkansas, and a member of the board of directors of the School-Based Health Alliance, a national nonprofit that advocates for health care services in schools. To support her community, she is the secretary of the Parent Teacher Association at Rockefeller Early Childhood Center and a member of the Clinton School of Public Service Alumni Advisory Board. Anna is a graduate of the dual Public Service and Public Health master’s degree programs at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Public Health, and she received her B.A. in Mathematics from Hendrix College. She lives in Little Rock with her husband Aaron and their son Isaac.