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ADH warns of presence of xylazine in illegal drugs

Posted: 05/12/23

Little Rock, Ark. – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have reported a widespread threat of xylazine mixed with illegal drugs such as fentanyl and heroin.

According to a DEA Public Safety Alert, drug seizures containing mixtures of fentanyl-laced with Read More

Release of Partially Treated Wastewater from Sugarloaf treatment plant into Bull Shoals Lake

Posted: 05/03/23

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is issuing a notification of the release of partially treated wastewater from the Sugarloaf wastewater treatment plant into Bull Shoals Lake beginning on the night of April 26, 2023.

The Sugarloaf wastewater treatment plant is located southeast of Diamond Read More

Counties Designated Health Professional Shortage Are

Posted: 03/07/23

Little Rock – Monroe, Drew, and Phillips Counties have been designated a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) for primary care by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

HPSAs are areas with a shortage of primary health care professionals and facilities. This designation can be based on Read More

AMHC to Provide Blood Pressure Checks to Commemorate American Heart Month

Posted: 02/01/23

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 Read More

Arkansas Department of Health Recognizes Hospitals for Stroke Care Performance

Posted: 01/26/23

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) recognizes fourteen hospitals for excellence in stroke patient care.

These awards are based on stroke care performance as documented in the Arkansas Stroke Registry for July 2021 and June 2022 patient discharges. They are given to hospitals for providing Read More

Fish Consumption Advisory Issued for Bull Shoals and Norfork

Posted: 01/19/23

(Little Rock) – The Arkansas Department of Health is issuing a fish consumption advisory for walleye on Bull Shoals Lake (Marion, Baxter, and Boone counties) and Norfork Lake (Baxter and Fulton counties). This advisory comes after some walleye from both waterbodies, collected by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Read More

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted: 01/04/23

Little Rock, Ark. – January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) BreastCare program coordinates efforts with a statewide network of providers offering no-cost cervical and breast cancer screenings and follow-up services.

Cervical cancer is largely preventable with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination, Read More

AMHC accepting minority health scholarship applications for Spring semester

Posted: 12/09/22

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) is accepting applications for its Minority Health Workforce Diversity scholarship from now until Saturday, Dec. 31.

Minority-raced, full or part-time college students who plan to pursue a career in the field of health are encouraged to apply. Full-time Read More

ADH recognizes World AIDS Day

Posted: 12/01/22

Little Rock, Ark. – World AIDS Day is recognized each year on December 1 and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have passed away.

HIV Read More

Arkansas Minority Health Commission to Host Phillips County Community Health Forum

Posted: 11/04/22

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Minority Health Commission invites the citizens of Phillips county to join us for our community health forum in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, on Thursday, November 10, 2022. The event will be held from 6 to 8:00 p.m. at the Delta Cultural Center on 141 Cherry Street.

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