AMHC announces up to $2,000 in funding for health events

The Arkansas Minority Health Commission recognizes that improving minority health in Arkansas and the nation requires collaboration across many organizations. The Commission’s intent is to cooperate with community-based organizations, schools, faith based organizations and others to address the health problems that effect minorities in Arkansas.

To help develop new and innovative approaches to promote health and prevent disease in communities, the Commission is offering up to $2,000 per organization in sponsorship, cost reimbursement funding in a competitive application process. Applications will be accepted for review from October 27, 2014 through December 1, 2014 for sponsorship events that will occur January 1, 2015 through June 15, 2015. To participate, mail all applications to the Arkansas Minority Health Commission, 523 Louisiana, Suite 425, Little Rock, AR 72201 by close of business on December 1, 2014. 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 Arkansas’ 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.

To access the application and instructions or information on this funding opportunity, visit www.arminorityhealth.com. See Sponsorships on the right side of the page. For more information, call 501-686-2720.

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