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Oklahoma Organizations

Heartland Telehealth Resource Center
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. Assists healthcare organizations, healthcare networks, and healthcare providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. Includes Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
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Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA)
Serves as a statewide association of private, nonprofit Community Action Agencies that focuses on the development of self-sufficiency for the economically disadvantaged people and communities of Oklahoma.
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Oklahoma Emergency Systems - Emergency Medical Services
A division of the Oklahoma State Department of Health encompassing the programs of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to oversee the rural and regulations for EMS personnel including certification, testing and licensure, and Trauma and Systems Development to facilitate and coordinate a multidisciplinary system and continuum of care to severely injured patients.
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Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality (OFMQ)
Oklahoma State Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) that helps healthcare providers become meaningful users of electronic health records by providing information and technical assistance.
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Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA)
Charged with controlling costs of state-purchased healthcare for Oklahoma's Medicaid program, SoonerCare. Studies and recommends strategies for optimizing the accessibility and quality of healthcare.
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Oklahoma Hospital Association (OHA)
Represents more than 130 hospitals and healthcare entities across Oklahoma. Provides legislative tracking and representation, communications, educational programs, information and data, quality resources, and workforce shortage initiatives.
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Oklahoma Office of Primary Care and Rural Health Development
Works with agencies, organizations, and communities in Oklahoma to identify and address issues surrounding the lack of healthcare access. Operates under the governance of the Director of the Center for Health Innovation and Effectiveness.
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Oklahoma Office of Rural Health (OORH)
Works with rural communities to ensure their healthcare infrastructure is effective and economically viable by broadening and improving the access and quality of healthcare services, stabilizing rural hospital finances, and educating the public and policymakers about rural health issues.
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Oklahoma Primary Care Association (OKPCA)
Provides assistance to community health centers and safety-net providers across the state. Provides support to communities for medical, dental, and behavioral health professional recruitment and retention activities, including continuing education and assistance on clinical quality and health information technology standards.
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Oklahoma Public Health Association (OPHA)
Acts as a forum, allowing public health stakeholders within the state to share ideas, expertise, influence, and resources, with the goal of improving public health in Oklahoma.
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Oklahoma Rural Health Works (OKRHW)
Assists rural Oklahoma communities in promoting and supporting rural economic development through local healthcare strategies. Provides assistance related to Community Health Needs Assessments and economic impact studies, as well as offering other reports and services to help rural communities.
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Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH)
Promotes the health of Oklahomans and the prevention of disease and injury. Oversees licensing and certification for numerous healthcare facilities including rural health clinics, community health centers, and long-term care facilities. Oversees the Office of Minority Health which addresses the health of Oklahoma's racial and ethnic minority population.
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Oklahoma State University Area Health Education Center (OSU AHEC)
Provides community-based training for health professions students to improve the quality and distribution of the health workforce in rural and underserved Oklahoma.
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Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health (OSU-CHS)
Responsible for the rural education portion of OSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine. Funds programs aimed at providing Oklahoma’s rural practitioners, hospitals, and clinics the support necessary to ensure access to quality healthcare for the state’s rural residents.
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Rural Health Association of Oklahoma (RHAO)
Serves as a united voice for Oklahomans in the promotion of rural health issues through advocacy, education, and leadership.
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Rural Oklahoma Network (ROK-Net)
A practice-based research network that focuses on recurring problems in rural primary care. Provides infrastructure for the development of peer learning networks comprised of rural clinicians and providers in Oklahoma.
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Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC)
Strengthens the capacity of the region's 29 land-grant institutions to address critical contemporary rural development issues impacting the well-being, including health and social services, of people and communities in the rural South. Serves a 13-state area in the Southern region which includes TX, LA, AR, OK, AL, MS, GA, FL, KY, SC, NC, VA, and TN.
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Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education (SW Center)
Mission is to improve the safety and health of agricultural, forestry and fishing workers through research, intervention and education projects to build and develop a network of partners representing the diversity of the workforce and the range of agricultural production in the region.
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State of Oklahoma Physician Manpower Training Commission (PMTC)
Works to enhance medical care in rural and underserved areas of the state by administering residency, internship, and scholarship incentive programs that encourage medical and nursing personnel to practice in rural and underserved areas of Oklahoma.
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Telehealth Alliance of Oklahoma, Inc. (TAO)
Nonprofit, membership organization supporting telehealth integration for rural and underserved Oklahoma through education and technical assistance. Also provides telehealth information to federal and state government agencies.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Oklahoma (HUD)
Works to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing. The HUD state office provides information about HUD housing programs and local contacts for the state.
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USDA Rural Development Oklahoma State Office
Committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. The Rural Development State Office provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance for the state.
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Last Reviewed: 8/7/2018