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Rural Health
Resources by State: Oklahoma

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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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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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 Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan 2017-2021
Provides a needs assessment and plan to address HIV prevention and care as required by the Ryan White Treatment and Modernization Act. Examines incidence for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS by race/ethnicity, gender, age group, and county. Discusses the HIV care continuum, along with challenges for rural access to care, and efforts to provide care.
Date: 09/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State Department of Health
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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 based on information collected between June 2014 and May 2015, including county-level data. Designed to be easily accessible for state, county, and local planning groups. Provides 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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