Little Rock, AR -- The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC), in collaboration with Arkansas Children's Hospital and Girl Scout-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas will host the fifth annual Camp iRock, an all-girl fitness and nutrition camp. The camp takes place Sunday, June 14th through Saturday, June 20th at C.A. Vines 4-H Camp.
Camp iRock, a fitness and nutrition camp for girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grade, will consist of a week filled with educational activities, workshops and exercises aimed at promoting physical activity, healthy lifestyles, and building self-confidence in young girls. Campers will be equipped with the necessary tools and support to help them achieve and maintain optimum fitness and nutrition in their daily lives.
Forty girls from around the state of Arkansas will attend the camp free of charge. Applications are available on line at www.campirock.com .
According to the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, Arkansas public school students is overweight or at risk for becoming overweight. These children have a higher risk of developing diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases.
About Arkansas Minority Health Commission
The mission of The Arkansas Minority Health Commission is to ensure all minority Arkansans access to health care that is equal to the care provided to other citizens of the state and to seek ways to provide education, address issues and prevent diseases and conditions that are prevalent among minority populations. To learn more about the Arkansas Minority Health Commission visit arminorityhealth.com. To get more details about Camp iRock visit campirock.com.
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 www.arminorityhealth.com
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!