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Oklahoma News

News stories from the past 60 days.

USDA Partners with Communities to Bring High-Speed Broadband e-Connectivity Infrastructure to Rural Areas
Nov 13, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the investment of $91 million for 19 projects funded through the Telecommunications Programs. The projects aim to improve e-Connectivity for more than 27,000 businesses and households in rural communities in Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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'OSU and the Cherokee Nation Will Grow Our Own Doctors': First Tribally Affiliated Medical School in U.S. To Open in 2020
Oct 31, 2018 - Discusses the impact of the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation, the first tribally associated medical school in the country. This med school will focus on the education of primary care physicians with an interest in providing care to tribal and rural populations in Oklahoma. An inaugural class of 50 students will begin in August 2020.
Source: Tulsa World
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Panel Studies Ways to Reduce Suicide Among Oklahoma Veterans
Oct 5, 2018 - The Oklahoma Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Committee met to discuss veteran suicide in Oklahoma. 21% of suicides in the state are veterans. Of Oklahoma veterans who have committed suicide, 80% were diagnosed with depression and 16% were diagnosed with PTSD. One of the issues identified was access related to veterans having to drive long distances for care.
Source: Owasso Reporter
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IHS Awards Tribal Management Grants to Support Tribal Self-Determination
Oct 1, 2018 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) has awarded grants to develop and improve tribal capacity to manage health programs. More than $1.4 million will be distributed through the Tribal Management Grant Program to 11 tribes and tribal organizations in 9 states.
Source: Indian Health Service
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USDA Partners to Improve Electric Infrastructure for More Than 347,000 Rural Americans Across 13 States
Sep 19, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $398.5 million through the Electric Infrastructure Loan Program to improve rural electric service in 13 states. This includes investments in smart grid technology to increase system efficiencies.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Last Updated: 11/14/2018