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Arkansas Minority Health Commission names new health specialist

Posted: October 18, 2018

The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) is proud to announce and welcome LaCoya Stewart as its new health program specialist. Stewart will be responsible for developing and maintaining the organization’s public health initiatives, specifically Southern Ain’t Fried Sundays, a program designed to offer Arkansans a healthy twist on traditional soul food meals, and Camp iRock, summer fitness and nutrition camps for adolescents.

Stewart, an England, Arkansas, native, obtained her Bachelor of Science in business administration from Central Baptist College in Conway, Arkansas. She started her career as a patient information assistant at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and remained with the institution for 13 years, nine of which she spent on the Dental Outreach team. Stewart later became a fiscal support specialist at the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

Stewart joined the AMHC family in October 2017 as a fiscal support analyst. After deciding to take on a new role within the agency, Stewart said, “I have always had a passion for helping others. My role as the health specialist at AMHC will allow me to do what I love while supporting the mission and goals of our agency.”

With plans to increase the awareness of AMHC while targeting underserved communities, Stewart says she looks forward to the footwork and watching the organization’s hard work materialize.

“The AMHC is thankful to have dedicated employees like LaCoya who we are able to promote, while encouraging her passion, to serve minority populations within our state,” said ShaRhonda Love, AMHC director.

The Arkansas Minority Health Commission works to assure that all minority Arkansans have equitable access to preventive health care and seeks ways to promote health and prevent diseases and conditions that are prevalent among minority populations.