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The National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) has selected Rep. Charlene Fite (District 80) as one of only 25 individuals to serve as a 2020 NCSL Maternal and Child Health Fellow.
The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Fellows program is designed to support legislators who are experienced or emerging leaders on MCH related issues. The selected participants will meet twice this year to exchange ideas and solutions, build knowledge about new research, and develop action steps for their state.
“Improving health for mothers and children improves the health for all of society,” said Rep. Fite. “This is a tremendous opportunity to learn from experts in this field and bring back new ideas for the 2021 Regular Session.”
Rep. Fite has been recognized for her legislative work in protecting mothers and children from domestic violence including the honor of being named Woman of the Year by the Women’s Own Worth organization.
She is serving her fourth term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. She represents District 80, which includes portions of Crawford and Washington counties. For the 92nd General Assembly, Rep. Fite serves as chairperson for the House Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative & Military Affairs Committee. She also serves on the House Judiciary Committee, the Joint Energy Committee, and the Arkansas Legislative Council.