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Rural Health
Resources by State: Oklahoma

Network Spotlight: Rural Health Network of Oklahoma
Describes the Rural Health Network of Oklahoma (RHNOK) through an interview with the program's Executive Director, Stacie Pace, and Chief Information Officer, Josh Braziel. Focuses on RHNOK's characteristics, key lessons learned, accomplishments, and challenges as it works to improve the healthcare system and overall health of rural Oklahoma.
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Tonkawa Tribe Develops Water Resource Plan
Presents the Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma's water resource plan and tribal water regulatory system. Details the tribe's collaboration with U.S. Corp of Engineers and reference to treaties regarding water rights to develop a set of water quality codes and 2 strategic water and pollution management plans.
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Native Americans
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Oklahoma Medically Underserved Areas & Populations (MUA/Ps)
County-level map of Oklahoma identifying the locations of Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs), Governor's Exception MUAs, Medically Underserved Populations (MUPs), and areas that are not designated as MUAs or MUPs.
Date: 05/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma Office of Primary Care and Rural Health Development
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Rural Health Literacy: Who's Delivering Health Information?
Describes the role that school nurses, newspapers, public libraries, churches, public health departments, and hub-and-spoke academic institutions can play in supporting health literacy and providing consumer health information. Features examples from several states.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Oklahoma Rural Health Clinics, FQHCs & Critical Access Hospitals
County-level map of Oklahoma showing the locations of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) within the state. Also shows Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) by designation type.
Date: 04/2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
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The Effects of Perceived Racial/Ethnic Discrimination on Substance Use Among Youths Living in the Cherokee Nation
Examines the frequency and intensity of perceived racial discrimination and the longitudinal relationship to substance abuse from a sample of American Indian, American Indian and White, and White adolescents living in small rural communities of northeast Oklahoma within the Cherokee Nation Tribal Jurisdictional Service Area (CNTJSA).
Author(s): Brady A. Garrett, Bethany J. Livingston, Melvin D. Livingston, Kelli A. Komroc
Citation: Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 26(3), 242–249
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
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Food Insecurity and Chronic Diseases Among American Indians in Rural Oklahoma: The THRIVE Study
Details a study on food security and cardiovascular disease in American Indians in Oklahoma. Bases conclusions on survey data from 513 AI adults from 2 tribal nations completed between April and May of 2015. Breaks down data by age, gender, and education, as well as rates of diabetes, obesity, and hypertension.
Author(s): Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, Marianna S. Wetherill, Jordan Hearod
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 107(3), 441-446
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
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An Innovative Community-Based Model for Improving Preventive Care in Rural Counties
Describes the implementation and evaluation of a rural community-based patient outreach program to deliver preventive care through the use of a wellness coordinator, community health organizations, and primary care practices in rural Oklahoma.
Author(s): Zsolt J. Nagykaldi, Dewey Scheid, Daniel Zhao, Bhawani Mishra, Tracy Greever-Rice
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 30(5), 583-591
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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Partnerships & Results in the New Era: 2017 Annual Report
Overviews the Oklahoma Hospital Association's (OHA) 2017 leadership and advocacy efforts, including efforts to support Oklahoma's rural hospitals.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma Hospital Association
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Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma: SMART Program
Describes the Set Morals and Resist Temptations (SMART) program, promoting evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention education for youth ages 11-19 in 4 high-need rural Southeast Oklahoma counties.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Office of Adolescent Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
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