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Arkansas Minority Health Commission accepting sponsorship applications for events hosted during Minority Health Awareness Month

Posted: January 18, 2019

The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) is now accepting sponsorship applications for health related events to be hosted April 1 through April 30, 2019, during Minority Health Awareness Month. The deadline to submit an application will be the close of business day on Friday, Feb. 15.

It is the intent of the AMHC to collaborate with community-based organizations, schools, faith-based organizations and others to address health problems that disproportionately affect minorities in Arkansas. In an effort to facilitate the development of new and innovative approaches to promote health and prevent disease in these communities, the AMHC regularly offers sponsorships in a competitive application process.

Applicants may review and submit the required documents for sponsorships by visiting the Funding Opportunities page on the AMHC website: http://arminorityhealth.com/resources/funding-opportunities/.

Please mail applications to:

Sponsorship Application

Arkansas Minority Health Commission

1501 S. Main St. Ste. A

Little Rock, AR 72202

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.

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Arkansas Minority Health Commission announces sponsorship awards

Posted: January 18, 2019

The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) is proud to announce its first round of sponsorship recipients for 2019. Fourteen organizations will receive funding from the AMHC to assist in the execution of health events hosted from Jan. 1 to June 15.  

The AMHC recognizes that improving minority health in Arkansas, and the nation, requires collaboration. For this reason, the agency often teams up with other organizations, such as schools, community and faith-based groups, to address health problems that affect minorities.

To help aid in the development of new and innovative approaches to health promotion and disease prevention in minority communities, the AMHC regularly offers sponsorships through a competitive application process.

“I am happy to continue partnerships that support Arkansas communities as well as develop new partners and reach all four corners of the state,” said ShaRhonda Love, director of the AMHC.

The newest sponsorship recipients are as follows:

  • 12th Street Health and Wellness Center
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Arkansas Cancer Coalition
  • Arkansas Martin Luther King Commission
  • Arkansas Public Health Association
  • Chicot Memorial
  • Daughters of Charity Services of AR
  • Friends of Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
  • LR Chapter Links, Inc.
  • Lupus Foundation
  • LV Floyd Memorial Tutoring and After School Program
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Reform Inc.
  • UAPB Minority Initiative Sub-Recipient Grant Office

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.

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Arkansas Minority Health Commission to host Springdale Community Health Forum

Posted: January 18, 2019

The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) would like to invite the citizens of Benton, Washington, Carroll and Madison counties to our community health forum in Springdale, Ark., on Thursday, Jan. 17. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Jones Center on 922 E. Emma Ave.

Health statistics, risk factors, and other health related information will be provided by a local physician, followed by an open discussion, where attendees will be encouraged to ask questions or make suggestions on how to improve the health of minorities within their communities.

The community health forum is free and open to the public. A free dinner will be provided on a first come, first served basis.  

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.

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Arkansas Minority Health Commission’s website gets makeover

Posted: January 18, 2019

It is with immense pleasure that the Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) announces today the launch of its newly revitalized website.

With a sleeker look, yet simple layout, arminorityhealth.com aligns with the goal of the agency, which is to be a catalyst in bridging the gap in the health status of minority and majority populations in Arkansas. The AMHC seeks to accomplish this by addressing disparities within minority communities, educating these communities on healthier lifestyles, promoting awareness of services and accessibility within the health care system, and making recommendations to relevant agencies, the governor and the state legislature.

“We are so excited about our new website launch and the experience it offers our visitors as we continue to advance as an agency,” said ShaRhonda Love, director of the AMHC.

The AMHC’s website not only has a new look, but it is also easy to use and is web accessible, which ensures that all users have equal access to the site’s information and functionality. In addition, essential information can be found swiftly using the homepage features, including the slideshow that details the agency’s initiatives, as well as buttons labeled with descriptive icons that can take visitors from the volunteer form to scheduling the agency’s soon-to-come Mobile Health Unit.

The AMHC website will be updated on a regular basis with upcoming events, monthly health topics, funding opportunities, press releases, publications and tweets. Visitors are encouraged to explore the website and subscribe to the email listserv for frequent updates at arminorityhealth.com/sign-up.

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

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Arkansas Minority Health Commission accepting sponsorship applications

Posted: November 26, 2018

The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) is now accepting sponsorship applications from Thursday, Oct. 18, to Sunday, Nov. 18, for health related events to be hosted Jan. 1 through June 15, 2019.

It is the intent of the AMHC to collaborate with community-based organizations, schools, faith-based organizations and others to address health problems that disproportionately affect minorities in Arkansas. In an effort to facilitate the development of new and innovative approaches to promote health and prevent disease in these communities, the AMHC regularly offers sponsorships in a competitive application process.

Applicants may review and submit the required documents for sponsorships by visiting the Funding Opportunities page on the AMHC website: http://arminorityhealth.com/resources/funding-opportunities/.

Please mail applications to:

Sponsorship Application

Arkansas Minority Health Commission

1501 S. Main St. Ste. A

Little Rock, AR 72202

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.

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Arkansas Minority Health Commission to host health fair Oct. 6

Posted: November 26, 2018

The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) will host a community health fair on Saturday, Oct.6 in partnership with the Sebastian County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith College of Health Sciences.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elm Grove Community Center on 1901 N. Greenwood Ave. in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Attendees will be offered free health screenings for prostate, cholesterol, pulse oxygen, blood pressure, glucose, HIV/AIDS and body mass index.

Vendors and additional participants will include:

Alcohol Beverage Control

ARcare – will provide HIV screenings

Arkansas Department Workforce Services Mobile Unit – will provide on site job applications

Arkansas Health and Wellness

Arkansas Human Development Corporation

Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation – will provide prostate screenings

Arkansas Tobacco Control Coalition

CPR Demonstration

Dietician

Fort Smith EMS

Fort Smith Fire Department

Fort Smith Police Department

Lupus Foundation of Arkansas, Inc.

U.S. Marshall’s Office

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, College of Health Science – will provide health screenings (blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, pulse oxygen and BMI)

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences AR SAVES

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Translational Research

YU Train Fitness

The Arkansas Minority Health Commission is excited about the opportunity to partner with Sebastian County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith College of Health Sciences for this health initiative providing screenings and health education.

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.

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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.

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