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

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

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --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.

AMHC, Arkansas Cancer Coalition to offer free health screenings at State Fair Oct. 16

AMHC, Arkansas Cancer Coalition to offer free health screenings at State Fair Oct. 16

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Join the Arkansas Minority Health Commission and the Arkansas Cancer Coalition at the Arkansas State Fair on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. These two organizations have partnered to offer free health screenings. Fair goers can stop by the Hall of Industry for preventive health checks including blood pressure, pulse, glucose, cholesterol and BMI (Body Mass Index).

Exhibitors will offer information on health, wellness, fitness and lifestyle improvement.

College Night, sponsored by 100.3 the Edge, is Thursday. There’s free gate admission for college students with valid school I.D. from 6 p.m. to close.

Saline Memorial Hospital hosting depression screenings

Saline Memorial Hospital hosting depression screenings


BENTON, Ark. (October 7, 2014) - In an effort to help build public awareness of behavioral and mental health issues, Saline Memorial Hospital (SMH) will be hosting a depression screening event on October 9 in the Health Education Building from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. October 9 is recognized as National Depression Screening Day.

"Our main goals in hosting the screening are to reduce stigma associated with mental illness" said Neeley Phillips, SMH behavioral health program director, "and to connect at-risk individuals with treatment options."

Depression is a treatable mental health disorder that causes persistent sadness and loss of interest. Some of the most common signs and symptoms include: changes in sleep and appetite, poor concentration, loss of energy, loss of interest in usual activities, low self-esteem, hopelessness or guilt and recurring thoughts of death or suicide.

LRSD offering flu vaccine to students

LRSD offering flu vaccine to students


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Another fall brings another flu season, and one central Arkansas district is doing its part to keep its students healthy.

On Monday, the Little Rock School District is providing the flu vaccine to the students at Booker Arts Magnet.

Superintendent Dr. Dexter Suggs is encouraging all of his 25,000 students and 4,000 educators to attend one of the clinics to get the vaccine.

"It's critical. Especially when you're interacting with kids on a regular basis. It's critical that you have this particular shot," said Suggs.

The free flu shots will continue at various campuses through Monday, November 17.

PCSSD Supports Breast Cancer Research and Awareness

PCSSD Supports Breast Cancer Research and Awareness

Governor Mike Beebe has declared today Go Pink for the Cure Day, and the staff at PCSSD's central office, as well as many of our schools, followed his suggestion and arrived at work today dressed to support the cause. Here is the governor's official declaration:

TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS COME - GREETINGS:

Arkansas Blue Cross hosting "Boo with Blue" at Museum of Discovery

Arkansas Blue Cross hosting "Boo with Blue" at Museum of Discovery


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 1, 2014) — Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is hosting a free "Boo with Blue" Halloween party from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 10. Participants are encouraged to come in a costume, ready to dance! "Boo with Blue" will feature a costume competition with prizes for the best costumes, trick-or-treating and a "Move More" dance party.

All Arkansas Blue Cross members will receive free admission to this kid-friendly party. If you don't carry Arkansas Blue Cross insurance, you can stop by ArkansasBlue, located in Little Rock, Pine Bluff or Hot Springs, to pick up free tickets while supplies last.