Healthy Communities

Minority Health

Mission

To provide leadership in improving health outcomes by advocating for health equity for at-risk populations as defined by race or ethnicity, age, education, disability, gender, geographical location, income, and sexual orientation. 

The Arkansas Department of Health and Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities envisions a state in which health disparities are eliminated, thereby better ensuring optimal health for all Arkansans. 

Specifically, the OMHHD:

  1. Provides technical assistance, referrals and resources pertaining to the needs of minority populations to all ADH Centers.
  2. Promotes awareness of health issues related to unequal treatment and social determinants of health in Arkansas with internal and external partners.
  3. Collaborates with the ADH, AMHC, ACHI, and UAMS to improve state health data collection, use, and dissemination strategies.
  4. Serves as a link to the federal OMH and state data resource regarding minority health and health disparities in Arkansas.
  5. Educates the public about health disparities to increase awareness and capacity for health promotion and disease prevention in Arkansas.
  6. Ensures representation of diverse populations in state health planning, program development and awareness initiatives, and leadership positions within the ADH.
  7. Promotes cultural competency, understanding and trust among internal and external partners in Arkansas.
  8. Supports the development and dissemination of information, strategies, and policies which contribute to the improved health outcomes of minority populations in Arkansas.

Links & Resources

Office Address Phone Fax
Minority Health and Health Disparities 4815 W. Markham Street, Slot 22
Little Rock, AR 72205
501-246-0127 501-661-2414

Arkansas Department of Health
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