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Childhood Obesity a crisis in the Hispanic Community

LITTLE ROCK, AR– Childhood obesity is a complex problem with no easy solutions. There is an epidemic of childhood obesity in Arkansas and the United States.This trend is increasing at an alarming rate with 15.3 percent of children nationally considered obese according to the American Obesity Association. For minority communities in the United States childhood obesity statistics are particularly alarming. It is a crisis that requires developing solutions at the local level that reflect the unique needs of each community.

The Coalition for a Healthy and Active America (CHAA) is a…

Arkansas Minority Health Commission Attends to Hispanics

LITTLE ROCK, AR – “The Arkansas Minority Health Commission is committed to entering into communities to promote health prevention and screenings. The AMHC was developed to assure all minority Arkansans have access to equal health care and to seek ways to provide education, address, treat and prevent diseases and conditions that are prevalent among minority populations,” said Judy Smith, commission Executive Director. Smith served as Executive Director of Arkansas for Drug Free Youth for 18 years before becoming the new Director of the Arkansas Minority Health Commission on March 11,…