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Counties Designated Health Professional Shortage Are
Little Rock – Monroe, Drew, and Phillips Counties have been designated a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) for primary care by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
HPSAs are areas with a shortage of primary health care professionals and facilities. This designation can be based on Read More
AR Minority Health Comm. Announces Recipients of Minority Health Workforce Diversity Scholarship
Twenty-nine students receive awards ranging from $500 to $1,000.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Minority Health Commission has awarded $27,500 in scholarships to 29 minority students pursuing careers in health care and public health for the Spring 2023 school semester.
Part-time students receiving scholarships are:Christy Vick-Perry, Little Read More
AMHC to Provide Blood Pressure Checks to Commemorate American Heart Month
Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) will provide free blood pressure checks during the month of February in recognition of American Hearth Month.
“Heart disease is the leading cause of death for all Americans and research shows that minorities are disproportionately affected Read More
Arkansas Department of Health Recognizes Hospitals for Stroke Care Performance
Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) recognizes fourteen hospitals for excellence in stroke patient care.
These awards are based on stroke care performance as documented in the Arkansas Stroke Registry for July 2021 and June 2022 patient discharges. They are given to hospitals for providing Read More
Fish Consumption Advisory Issued for Bull Shoals and Norfork
(Little Rock) – The Arkansas Department of Health is issuing a fish consumption advisory for walleye on Bull Shoals Lake (Marion, Baxter, and Boone counties) and Norfork Lake (Baxter and Fulton counties). This advisory comes after some walleye from both waterbodies, collected by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Read More
Cervical Health Awareness Month
Little Rock, Ark. – January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) BreastCare program coordinates efforts with a statewide network of providers offering no-cost cervical and breast cancer screenings and follow-up services.
Cervical cancer is largely preventable with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination, Read More
AMHC accepting minority health scholarship applications for Spring semester
Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) is accepting applications for its Minority Health Workforce Diversity scholarship from now until Saturday, Dec. 31.
Minority-raced, full or part-time college students who plan to pursue a career in the field of health are encouraged to apply. Full-time Read More
ADH recognizes World AIDS Day
Little Rock, Ark. – World AIDS Day is recognized each year on December 1 and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have passed away.
HIV Read More
Arkansas Minority Health Commission to Host Phillips County Community Health Forum
Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Minority Health Commission invites the citizens of Phillips county to join us for our community health forum in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, on Thursday, November 10, 2022. The event will be held from 6 to 8:00 p.m. at the Delta Cultural Center on 141 Cherry Street.Read More
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 23-29, 2022
(Little Rock, Ark.) – National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) highlights how parents can reduce children’s exposure to lead in their environment, preventing serious health effects from lead poisoning. To raise awareness of childhood lead poisoning prevention, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), the Centers for Disease Read More