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Resources by State: Oklahoma

'A Life-Changing Partnership': First Tribally-Affiliated Medical School in the U.S. Builds Workforce Pipeline to Underserved Communities
Describes how Oklahoma State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation is preparing students to work in rural and tribal settings. Highlights how cultural competence is included the curriculum and training opportunities.
Author(s): Gretel Kauffman
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Health Care Access in the Heartland: How to Improve Services in Rural America
Outlines strategies policymakers and community leaders in rural America can use to improve health care access and services. Combines data analysis of county demographics and health data with focus groups in Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma and Tennessee and expert interviews, to better understand health care access in rural communities.
Author(s): Darren Chapman, Angie Cooper, Elizabeth Dombowsky, et al.
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Heartland Forward
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Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics Demonstration Program: Report to Congress, 2021
Provides an overview of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) demonstration. Offers a summary of the findings from the prior annual reports on the CCBHC demonstration, a comparison of cost and quality in the first two demonstration years, and the results of impact analyses. This is the fifth annual report to Congress on the CCBHC demonstration.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Mathematica
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American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Children Are Overrepresented in Foster Care in States With the Largest Proportions of AIAN Children
Analyzes the disproportionate population of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children in the foster care system with percentage comparisons for 10 states. Discusses culturally relevant practices and policies to address AI/AN historical trauma that has exacerbated high rates of foster care usage.
Author(s): Deana Around Him
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Child Trends
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FY 2022: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Oklahoma Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Oklahoma in Fiscal Year 2022. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Tribal Populations in Oklahoma
Report discusses tribal oral healthcare access for American Indian communities in Oklahoma. Highlights the oral health disparities across the Indian Health Service (IHS) system and explores barriers to oral healthcare access for the federally-recognized tribes in the state.
Author(s): Allie Atkeson
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Oklahoma
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites and short term/PPS (Prospective Payment System) hospitals located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy among Rural Oklahomans
Study examining COVID-19 vaccine perceptions and hesitancy among residents of rural Oklahoma counties based on an online questionnaire completed by 222 individuals. Offers demographic data and discusses perceived barriers to vaccination, including concerns about vaccine development and data, complications, and availability, as well as perceived benefits including prevention of COVID-19 infection and transmission.
Author(s): Randolph D. Hubach, Bryan Shannon, Kerry D. Morgan, et al.
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 22(2), 7128
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Differences in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participation among Oklahoma Counties
Examines Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation among income-eligible residents in Oklahoma. Includes data on age, race, gender, and rurality of participants, among other factors.
Author(s): Mckenzie Carvalho, Amy Hagerman, Phil Kenkel, Dave Shideler
Citation: Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 11(3), 229-239
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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Impact of Cost Report on CAH Decision Making
Webinar recording discussing cost-based reimbursement and the implications of the Medicare cost report for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Describes opportunities for CAHs to maximize reimbursement using the cost report. Part of a series of webinars directed toward rural hospital CEOs and CFOs.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Oklahoma Office of Rural Health, Stroudwater Associates
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