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Initiatives

Camp iRock

Camp iRock, a free fitness and nutrition camp for girls in 6th, 7th  and 8th  grades ages 11 thru 14, and is a week-long program of activities, workshops and exercises aimed at promoting physical activity, healthy lifestyles, and building self-confidence in young girls.  Forty girls, selected from across the State of Arkansas, are equipped with the necessary tools and support to help them achieve and maintain optimum fitness and nutrition in their daily lives.

Camp iRock is made possible through the collaborative efforts of the Arkansas Minority Health Commission, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and the Girl Scouts-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

Fitness and Nutrition Initiative

Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) is offering community-based organizations, schools, faith-based organizations and others to apply for funding to host a fitness and nutrition camp in their community.

It is AMHC’s intent to combat childhood obesity and other associated chronic diseases through this collaborative outreach effort. According to the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI), one in three Arkansas public students are over-weight or at risk for being over-weight.

Fitness and Nutrition Outreach Initiative Application

Southern Ain’t Fried Sundays

Southern Ain’t Fried Sundays (SAF) is a program of the Arkansas Minority Health Commission uniquely designed to educated African American and Hispanic churches, communities and organizations about healthier alternatives to preparing and cooking traditional style meals.  It is also a creative mechanism to help in the reduction of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.   A new component of the SAFS program is the 21-Day Meal Replacement Plan designed to gradually introduce individuals to healthier food alternatives.  Groups and or individuals are encouraged to participate.

H.O.P.E. Club

H.O.P.E. (Health Organizations Promoting Education) Club seeks to encourage underserved student achievement and progress in targeted schools while striving to eliminate the educational pipeline gap while exposing them to opportunities in pursuing health-related professions. H.O.P.E. Club meetings are open to students in grades 9-12 at Hall High School.

Million Hearts Campaign®

The Million Hearts® campaign is a national initiative aimed at preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the United States. Million Hearts® brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke.

Let’s Move!

Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let’s Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices.

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