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Oklahoma News

News stories from the past 60 days.

May 24, 2021 - Highlights Oklahoma's Project AWARE, also known as Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education, which is supported by a federal grant to increase providers and support for student mental health needs in six rural school districts located in areas described as mental health deserts by the state mental health and education departments. Describes challenges school districts are encountering when searching for and hiring licensed professional counselors, especially given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Oklahoma Watch
May 13, 2021 - After struggling to source Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cherokee Nation used a portion of its CARES Act funding to create its own facilities to manufacture PPE. Discusses how the facilities will create jobs for members of the Cherokee communities and help to fill the shortage of PPE across the country.
Source: The Daily Yonder

Last Updated: 5/24/2021