The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) was established in 1991 to assure that all Arkansans have equal access to quality health care, regardless of race or ethnicity and to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in Arkansas.
The commission supports its mission through: 1) studying diseases prevalent in racial and ethnic minority populations and issues related to minority health care access and service delivery; 2) identifying any gaps in Arkansas’ health care delivery system that particularly affect minorities; and 3) recommending policy changes to relevant agencies and the Arkansas legislature to improve health and healthcare delivery and access for racial and ethnic minorities.
We recognize that improving minority health in Arkansas and the nation requires collaboration across many organizations. It is our intent to collaborate with community-based organizations, schools, faith-based organizations and others to address the health problems that effect minorities in the state of Arkansas. We hope to facilitate the development of new and innovative approaches to promote health and prevent disease in these communities.
In an effort to facilitate the development of new and innovative approaches to promote health and prevent disease in these communities, the Commission regularly offers sponsorships in a competitive application process.