The mission of the Arkansas Minority health Commission (AMHC) 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.
The Commission supports its mission through:
- Studying diseases prevalent in racial and ethnic minority populations and issues related to minority health care access and service delivery
- Identifying any gaps in the state’s health care delivery system that particularly affect minorities
- Recommending policy changes to relevant agencies and the Arkansas legislature to improve health and healthcare delivery and access for racial and ethnic minorities
AMHC’s vision is that all minority Arkansans have equal access to quality health and preventive 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.