Oklahoma Discretionary Awards

Project Title: Healthy Start Initiative-Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities

Grant Number: H49MC00087
Project Start Date: July 01, 2001
Project End Date: March 31, 2024
Organization: TULSA CITY-COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Address: S 129th East Ave Tulsa OK 74134
Project Director: Christy Edmonds
Phone Number: (918) 595-4220
Email: cedmonds@tulsa-health.org

Project Description

The purpose of the Tulsa Health Department Healthy Start program is to reduce infant mortality and co-morbidity in Tulsa County, Oklahoma. Infant mortality exceeds the national rate with an average IMR of 12.6 in the Tulsa County zip codes of 74106, 74110, 74115, 74116, 74117, 74126, 74127, and 74130.

Project Title: Healthy Start Initiative-Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities

Grant Number: H49MC27826
Project Start Date: September 01, 2014
Project End Date: March 31, 2024
Organization: LITTLE DIXIE COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC.
Address: N 4th St Hugo OK 74743
Project Director: Pam Waugh
Phone Number: (580) 326-6441
Email: pwaugh@littledixie.org

Project Description

Choctaw, Pushmataha, McCurtain and Atoka Counties in Southeast Oklahoma has am infant mortality rate that exceeds 9.9 per 1,000 live births (1.5 times the national average).

Project Title: Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant Program

Grant Number: X10MC33603
Project Start Date: September 30, 2019
Project End Date: September 29, 2021
Organization: HEALTH DEPARTMENT, OKLAHOMA STATE
Address: 1000 NE TENTH ST OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73117
Project Director: Persephone Starks
Phone Number: (405) 535-7176 Extn-56717
Email: persephone@health.ok.gov

Project Description

The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program supports the delivery of coordinated and comprehensive high-quality and voluntary early childhood home visiting services to eligible families living in at-risk communities. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which administers this program in partnership with the Administration for Children and Families, funds states, territories, and tribal entities to develop and implement evidence-based programs that best meet the needs of their communities.

Project Title: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders Training Program

Grant Number: T73MC00033
Project Start Date: July 01, 1995
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA HSC
Address: Stanton L Young Blvd LIB 121 Oklahoma City OK 73117
Project Director: Megan Peters
Phone Number: (405) 271-5700 Extn-45107
Email: megan-peters@ouhsc.edu

Project Description

Oklahoma is striving to improve the availability of high quality services for children with or at risk for neurodevelopmental and other related disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Oklahoma Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (OKLEND) continues its mission to expand and improve the leadership and professional skills of pre-service professionals from a wide variety of disciplines and culturally diverse backgrounds, providing exemplary training in leadership and interdisciplinary competence. OKLEND builds capacity by facilitating the development of collaborative interagency systems at county and state levels. This work aims to improve the health of infants, children, adolescents, ad their families who have, or are at risk for developing neurodevelopmental and other related disabilities.

Project Title: State Maternal Health Innovation Program

Grant Number: U7AMC33713
Project Start Date: September 30, 2019
Project End Date: September 29, 2024
Organization: HEALTH DEPARTMENT, OKLAHOMA STATE
Address: 1000 NE 10th St Oklahoma City OK 73117
Project Director: Joyce Marshall
Phone Number: (405) 271-4480
Email: joycem@health.ok.gov

Project Description

The State Maternal Health Innovation Program will assist states in addressing disparities in maternal health and improving maternal health outcomes, with an emphasis on preventing and reducing maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.

Project Title: Newborn Screening State Evaluation Program

Grant Number: E16MC33247
Project Start Date: September 01, 2019
Project End Date: August 31, 2021
Organization: HEALTH DEPARTMENT, OKLAHOMA STATE
Address: 1000 NE 10th St Oklahoma City OK 73117
Project Director: Jennifer Baysinger
Phone Number: (405) 271-6617
Email: jenniferxa@health.ok.gov

Project Description

The purpose of this program is to evaluate the effectiveness of newborn screening programs in reducing the morbidity and mortality caused by heritable disorders in newborns and children by assessing the timeliness of screening, follow up, and referral to counseling or health care services. The program will support state newborn screening programs in the implementation of a demonstration program to use newborn screening quality indicator information to evaluate the effectiveness of their state newborn screening system.

Project Title: Healthy Start Initiative-Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities

Grant Number: H49MC00125
Project Start Date: July 01, 2001
Project End Date: March 31, 2024
Organization: COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, INC.
Address: Midwest City OK 73140
Project Director: Kamisha Busby
Phone Number: (405) 769-3301 Extn-3227
Email: kbusby@communityhealthok.org

Project Description

The Central Oklahoma Healthy Start Initiative was created in 1998 based on the need to reduce disparities in access, capacity, and utilization of perinatal health services and the alarming rate of infant deaths and low birthing outcomes within the state of Oklahoma, more specifically Oklahoma County and Pottawatomie County.

Project Title: Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

Grant Number: H17MC29436
Project Start Date: March 01, 2016
Project End Date: February 28, 2021
Organization: COMMUNITY SERVICE COUNCIL OF GREATER TULSA
Address: E 16TH ST STE 202 TULSA OK 74119
Project Director: Su An Phipps
Phone Number: (918) 295-1222
Email: sphipps@csctulsa.org

Project Description

Hispanic children are often prohibited from access to health care by their parents because of fear of detection of undocumented status of one or more of the parents, or other family member (s). Other barriers include parent's low health literacy, distance from provider, inadequate funds for health care premiums, deductions and copays for the insured as well as lack of use of Medicaid/CHIP when a child is eligible.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening

Grant Number: H61MC00051
Project Start Date: April 01, 2001
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Address: NE 10th St Oklahoma City OK 73117
Project Director: Patricia A Burk
Phone Number: (405) 271-6617
Email: PatriciaAB@health.ok.gov

Project Description

The purpose of the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program project is to develop a comprehensive and coordinated statewide Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) system of care in Oklahoma targeted towards ensuring that newborns and infants are receiving appropriate and timely services, including screening, evaluation, diagnosis, and early intervention (EI). This purpose will be achieved by focusing efforts on: 1) increasing health professionals’ engagement within and knowledge of the EHDI system, 2) improving access to EI services and language acquisition, and 3) improving family engagement, partnership, and leadership within the EHDI programs and systems. The project requests funds to continue support of the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Newborn Hearing Screening Program (NHSP) Follow-up/Audiology Coordinator (FU/AC). Funding is also requested to purchase additional hearing screening equipment and screening supplies for health departments.

Project Title: MCHB State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00040
Project Start Date: October 01, 1993
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Address: NE 10th St Oklahoma City OK 73117
Project Director: Joyce Marshall
Phone Number: (405) 271-4480 Extn-56839
Email: joycem@health.ok.gov

Project Description

The purpose of the Oklahoma SSDI Project is to accomplish 3 main goals: 1) expand MCH data capacity in support of Title V block grant activities, 2) link available datasets that bring about transformative results in targeted MCH health outcomes, and 3) provide data and analytical support on quality improvement projects such as the CoIIN Initiatives. SSDI coordinates efforts on the Title V Five-Year Needs Assessment, compiles data for the Title V Block Grant, prioritizes utilization of minimum/core data sets, and establishes relations with other entities to gain data linkages that will better inform us about the health of the MCH populations we serve. The SSDI Project is strengthened by committing to assessment and evaluation of Oklahoma Title V program efforts, promoting and adhering to evidence-based decision making practices, improving real time data availability, and using a quality improvement framework to make use of data resources to meet or exceed targeted heatlh indicators.

Project Title: Family Professional Partnership/CSHCN

Grant Number: H84MC09368
Project Start Date: June 01, 2008
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: The Oklahoma Family Network, Inc.
Address: Oklahoma City OK 73156
Project Director: Joni H Bruce
Phone Number: (405) 203-8745
Email: joni-bruce@oklahomafamilynetwork.org

Project Description

Oklahoma’s service continuum for families raising children and/or youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) is a complex and challenging journey with numerous governmental and private agencies playing a part in the (CYSHCN) delivery system. When families identify services, they often find strict eligibility requirements, long waiting lists and difficult processes to access. Having such a diverse population of cultures, significant driving distances from one area to another, limited service providers and a high incidence of poverty add to the complexity of assisting families in accessing needed services for their CYSHCN. The Oklahoma Family Network (OFN), a private nonprofit organization, has collaborated with families and agencies for over 20 years to meet the needs of such families.

Project Title: CISS -Local/State

Grant Number: H25MC30343
Project Start Date: August 01, 2016
Project End Date: July 31, 2021
Organization: LITTLE DIXIE COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY, INC.
Address: N 4th St Hugo OK 74743
Project Director: Ashley Switzer
Phone Number: (580) 326-3351
Email: aswitzer@littledixie.org

Project Description

The overall goal of LDCAA’s ECCS Impact Grant project is to reduce health disparities among children under age five by enhancing and coordinating early childhood systems, to demonstrate improved outcomes in population-based children’s developmental health and family well-being indicators. Additionally, the project will work to develop continuous quality improvement and collective impact expertise, as well as the implementation and sustainability of such efforts at the community, county, and state levels. The ECCS Impact project utilizes a Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (CoIIN) approach and collective impact principles to affect change among the targeted place-based communities, improving results for families. The ultimate aim is that, by the end of the grant project, these participating communities will show a 25% increase (from baseline) in age-appropriate developmental skills among three-year old children served.

Project Title: Healthy Start Initiative-Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities

Grant Number: H49MC27806
Project Start Date: September 01, 2014
Project End Date: March 31, 2024
Organization: COMMUNITY SERVICE COUNCIL OF GREATER TULSA
Address: E 16th St Ste 202 Tulsa OK 74119
Project Director: Corrina L Jackson
Phone Number: (918) 699-4241
Email: cjackson@csctulsa.org

Project Description

The Family Health Coalition (inception 1987) analyzed the perinatal system in Tulsa County, Oklahoma finding the infant mortality rate (IMR) for race and ethnic groups in selected zip codes areas exceeding 10 per 1,000. Tulsa Healthy Start, Tulsa Health Department began in 1997 with a goal of reducing IMR and has been successful in reducing the rate in zip codes targeted. Continuation of the effort focuses on key zip codes producing the highest number of births, and highest IMR. Goals include: (1) Reduce the infant mortality rate in program participants to less than 8.0; (2) Connect women to a patient centered medical home (PCMH) acute and preventive care; and (3) Maintain a continuum of care for infants and children for acute and preventive care. (4) .Build a support system for program participants to reduce level of stress.

Project Title: EMSC Partnership Grants

Grant Number: H33MC06689
Project Start Date: March 01, 2006
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: BOARD OF REGENTS THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
Address: Stanton L Young Blvd Oklahoma City OK 73117
Project Director: Curtis Knoles
Phone Number: (405) 514-4877
Email: Curtis-knoles@ouhsc.edu

Project Description

Recent assessments of State’s EMS agencies and hospital emergency departments indicate persistent gaps in pediatric emergency care as described by the Institute of Medicine. The need and training for Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinators (PECC), and verification of skills competency of EMS providers is great across the largely rural state of Oklahoma. Hospital transfer guidelines and agreements are lacking and overall emergency department pediatric readiness is lacking in a majority of Oklahoma. This project will address these gaps through stakeholder developed, data driven quality improvement programs guided by the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Performance Measures and quality outcomes.

Date Last Reviewed:  November 2020