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AMHC to Provide Blood Pressure Checks to Commemorate American Heart Month
Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) will provide free blood pressure checks during the month of February in recognition of American Hearth Month.
“Heart disease is the leading cause of death for all Americans and research shows that minorities are disproportionately affected by it. High blood pressure is a contributing factor to heart disease and is often called the ‘silent killer,’ so the AMHC is honored to provide the checks for the community as both a prevention and education tool,” said AMHC Director Kenya L. Eddings.
Blood pressure checks will be available to the community during the hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday at the AMHC office, 5800 W. 10th Street, Suite 805. Participating individuals will be entered into a drawing for AMHC prizes.
The AMHC works to assure that all minority Arkansans have equitable access to preventive health care and seeks ways to promote health and prevent diseases and conditions that are prevalent among minority populations.