Arkansas Minority Health Commission Announces Funding Opportunities up to $2,000.00 for Health Related Events

Little Rock, AR --The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (Commission) recognizes 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. In an effort to facilitate the development of new and innovative approaches to promote health and prevent disease in these communities, the Commission is offering up to $2,000.00 per organization in sponsorship, cost-reimbursement funding in a competitive application process.

Applications will be accepted for review from January 28, 2015 through February 23, 2015 for Minority Health Awareness Month. Events must occur April 1, 2015 - April 31, 2015. Please mail all applications to the Arkansas Minority Health Commission, 523 Louisiana, Suite 425, Little Rock, AR 72201 by COB on February 23, 2015.

To access the application and instructions for funding opportunity, organizations are encouraged to view the AMHC website by visiting

About the Arkansas Minority Health Commission

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 the state's 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.

Know Your Glucose Numbers

Diabetes can lead to a wide range of other serious health complications, such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, blindness, kidney disease, dental disease, nervous system disease, complications of pregnancy and more.

The Arkansas Minority Health Commission reminds you to visit your healthcare professional for an accurate reading of your glucose numbers and Take Control of Your Health!





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