The mission of the Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) is to assure all minority Arkansans equitable access to health and health care and to seek ways to promote health and prevent diseases and conditions that are prevalent among minority populations.
The commission supports its mission through:
- Study issues relating to the delivery of and access to health services for minorities in Arkansas;
- Identify any gaps in the health service delivery system that particularly affect minorities;
- Make recommendations to relevant agencies and to the legislature for improving the delivery and access to health services for minorities; and
- Study and make recommendations as to whether adequate services are available to ensure future minority health needs will be met.
The AMHC’s vision is that minority Arkansans have equal opportunity and access to health, health care and preventive well care.
Our goal is to be a catalyst in bridging the gap in the health status of the minority population and that of the majority population in Arkansas. To accomplish this, the commission focuses on addressing existing disparities in minority communities, educating these communities on healthier lifestyles, promoting awareness of services and accessibility within our health care system, and making recommendations to relevant agencies, the Governor and to the state legislature.