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Rural Health
Resources by State: Oklahoma

A Comparison of Medicaid Dental Claims Data in 2 States with Different Adult Dental Benefits, 2012-2013
Compares enrollment and utilization of adult Medicaid dental benefits in Oklahoma and New York from 2012-2013. Analyzes for age, race, and gender, as well as for rural, urban, and mixed urban-rural areas.
Author(s): Simona Surdu, Margaret Langelier, Jean Moore
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oral Health Workforce Research Center
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Implementation of the Federal Rural IMPACT Demonstration
Overview of the first year of the White House Rural Council and U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' demonstration project, focused on improving social determinants of health and designed to reduce poverty through coordinated services for children and parents. Discusses key findings and identifies possible lessons for policymakers and stakeholders. Includes appendix with profiles of the 10 demonstration sites.
Author(s): Alana Landey, Pam Winston, Pierre Joseph
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Building on the History of the State Offices of Rural Health: Celebrating 25 Years of Service
Provides an overview of the history of the State Offices of Rural Health program and National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health. Highlights the work of the SORHs in Minnesota, South Carolina, and Oklahoma.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Oklahoma Emergency Department Utilization: July 2012 through June 2015
Reports on emergency department use in Oklahoma to help guide the state's Medicaid program, SoonerCare. Includes rural/urban breakdowns and some discussion of rural challenges.
Author(s): Mercer Government Human Services Consulting
Date: 08/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma Health Care Authority
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Oklahoma State Innovation Model (OSIM)
Reports on Oklahoma's State Innovation Model (SIM) grant efforts. The final draft of the State Health System Innovation Plan outlines Oklahoma's model for transforming state-purchased healthcare by linking reimbursement with care quality and health outcomes. Addresses the challenges rural regions may face with implementing the model and rural/urban differences throughout.
Date: 2016
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State Department of Health
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Community Collaboration with Rural, Culturally Diverse Populations - Sexual Violence Prevention in Northeast Oklahoma
Highlights a collaboration with tribal governments in rural Oklahoma to provide culturally appropriate sexual violence prevention programming.
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State Department of Health
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Oklahoma Health Workforce Data Book (2014-2015)
Describes the supply and distribution of actively practicing health professionals in Oklahoma. Designed to be easily accessible for state, county, and local planning groups, presents information collected between June 2014 and May 2015. Includes several maps and charts identifying Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Medically Underserved Areas and Populations (MUA/MUPs), the locations of healthcare facilities, various population-to-provider ratios, and more.
Additional links: State Overview Update, 2017
Author(s): Joe Fairbanks, Jane Garner, Mollie Kimpel, et al.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma Office of Primary Care and Rural Health Development
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The Economic Impact of a Rural Dentist
Measures the impact that a dentist has on a rural county. Uses data from 13 rural dental clinics through Oklahoma, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Nevada.
Author(s): Gerald A. Doeksen, Fred C. Eilrich, Cheryl F. St. Clair
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Rural Health Works
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Using Data to Drive Change: Targeting High Service Utilizers
Describes how an urban physician practice in Oklahoma is using patient billing data to better understand how patients are seeking and receiving care. Discusses how lessons from this example could be used by rural providers.
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Care Management for Medicaid Enrollees Through Community Health Teams
Presents data from a 2011 to 2012 review of state Medicaid medical home programs in eight states. Identifies community health team programs, including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), that provide an array of services, such as care coordination to self-management coaching. Includes information on small or rural practices.
Author(s): Mary Takach, Jason Buxbaum
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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