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Arkansas Minority Health Summit 2010
Healthy People 2020: Health Equity for All Arkansans

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The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC), in collaboration with the Office of Governor Mike Beebe, Philander Smith College, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs, Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Office of Minority Health, University of Arkansas (UofA) College of Education and Health Professions, and the Migrant Education Program, Boston Mountain Education Cooperative will hold the Arkansas Minority Health Summit 2010 at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas April 15, 2010. For The Minority Health Summit Agenda please click here.

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For more information call Cassandra Woods at 501-686-2748 or 1-877-264-2826

AMHC Commemorates
“National Minority Health Month”
with Sponsorship Opportunities for
Community-Based Organizations

In recognition of National Minority Health Month, the Arkansas Minority Health Commission is offering an opportunity for your community-based, non-profit organization to apply for up to $1000 in sponsorship of events planned during the Month of April, National Minority Health Month, that focus on health promotion and disease prevention in minority communities! Deadline to apply is close of business, Monday, April 5.  Awardees will be announced on Friday, April 9. 

Organizations currently receiving funding from the Commission (July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010) will not be eligible to apply.

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For more information, call Patricia Minor at 501-683-4968 or toll-free at 1-877-264-2826.  You may also email her at patricia.minor@arkansas.gov

 

ARKANSAS MINORITY HEALTH COMMISSION HOSTS
A “DAY OF SERVICE” ON JANUARY 11 IN EL DORADO

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The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC), in conjunction with the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will host a “Day of Service” on January 11th in El Dorado.

Encouraging that all Arkansans live healthier lifestyles, the AMHC will conduct free screenings during a Community Health Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Residents of south Arkansas are invited to stop by the Tac House, located at 1101 N. West Avenue for food, fun and educational health information. A free complimentary lunch (served by “Friendly Caterers” of El Dorado) will be provided during the health fair between 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Lots of give-aways will be available and a grand prize drawing will take place at 1:00p.m. To qualify, participants must do a blood pressure, cholesterol or glucose screening. Local vendors include Alliance on Community Health, South Arkansas Fights AIDS, Innovex Diabetes, Evergreen Baptist Tobacco Awareness Program, and Union County Department of Human Services and others.

The screenings during the evening hours will take place at the Municipal Auditorium, located at 100 West 8th Street in El Dorado from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., prior to the 13th Annual Community Concert Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Auditorium and is cosponsored by the Arkansas Minority Health Commission.

For more information or if you would like to be a vendor at the health fair, contact Cassandra E. Woods at 501-416-4418 or Patricia Minor at 501-231-8320. The toll-free number is 877.264.2826.

 

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