OUTREACH CLINICAL COORDINATOR
The Arkansas Minority Health Commission is requesting submission of qualifications for the development, coordination, initiation, oversight and execution of community health fairs during fiscal year 2015. AMHC’s Outreach Clinical Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring the full planning & execution of multi-county health fair events throughout the state of Arkansas.Purpose:
The Arkansas Minority Health Commission's "Outreach Clinical Coordinator" provides all management of AMHC's health fairs and associated outreach events. This position is established to assist AMHC with meeting its legislative mandate to provide screenings or opportunity for screenings for underserved and underrepresented communities, regardless of race.Target Audiences for Outreach Effort:
All Arkansans - Health Fairs developed by AMHC are open to the general public and seek to educate all citizens of the State of Arkansas.
The Arkansas Minority Health Commission seeks the submission of qualifications for an Independent Evaluator position for the Fiscal year of 2015 (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015). AMHC’s Independent Evaluator will be responsible for the entry, tabulation, analysis, and preparation of quarterly and annual reports for approximately 25 outreach event activities related to AMHC’s outreach/education agenda.Purpose:
The Arkansas Minority Health Commission’s “Independent Evaluator” provides miscellaneous technical assistance in developing industry standard evaluation forms and reports from AMHC’s various quarterly and public forums.
Affordable Care: A Bridge to Health Care Access by Jeanni Brosius
At the end of 2013, about 25 percent of Arkansans did not have health insurance - that's more than half a million adults under the age of 65. For many of them, health insurance has been too costly to obtain. Some 572,000 Arkansans are eligible for coverage in 2014, and an estimated $478 million in federal subsidies will be available for consumers in Arkansas who purchase health insurance.
There are several reasons for racial and socioeconomic health disparities, such as poor quality of care, lack of transportation, poverty, low educational attainment and low health literacy. These factors contribute to predominantly rural, low-income Arkansans not having access to quality health care.
To learn more, read the Bridge Spring 2014 magazine (PDF)
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!