Oklahoma Discretionary Awards

Project Title: Oklahoma State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00040
Project Start Date: December 1, 2017
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Address: Disease and Prevention Services 1000  NE 10th St Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1207
Project Director: Joyce Marshall
Phone Number: (405) 271-4480
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: Emergency Medical Services for Children State Partnership Grant

Grant Number: H33MC06689
Project Start Date: April 1, 2018
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Address: Mail Stop Code:L1B 1211000  Stanton L Young Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1201
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.

Project Title: Healthy Tomorrows / Power of Families CSC

Grant Number: H17MC29436
Project Start Date: March 1, 2016
Project End Date: February 28, 2021
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

Children are often prohibited from access to health care by their parents because of fear of detection of undocumented status of one or ore of the parents, or other family member. Other barriers include 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: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health-General Population

Grant Number: H49MC00087
Project Start Date: September 1, 2014
Project End Date: March 31, 2019
Address: 5051 S 129th East Ave Tulsa, OK 74134-7004
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 (THD-HS) project is to reduce infant mortality and co-morbidity in Tulsa County. Infant mortality exceeds the national rate of 9.9 per 1,000 live births in 74106, 74110, 74115, 74116, 74117, 74126, 74127 and 74130 (zip codes situated in Tulsa County, Oklahoma).

Project Title: Central Oklahoma Healthy Start Initiative

Grant Number: H49MC00125
Project Start Date: September 1, 2014
Project End Date: March 31, 2019
Address: PO BOX 30589 Midwest City, OK 73140-3589
Project Director: Kamisha Busby
Phone Number: (405) 769-3301
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.

Project Title: H49MC27826   Little Dixie Healthy Start

Grant Number: H49MC27826
Project Start Date: September 1, 2014
Project End Date: March 31, 2019
Address: 209 N. 4th St., Hugo, OK 74743-3809
Project Director: Pam  Waugh
Phone Number: (580) 326-6441
Email: pwaugh@littledixie.org

Project Description

Choctaw, Pushmataha and McCurtain counties are very rural and are located in the far southeast corner in Oklahoma. From 2007-2009 the  infant mortality rate for the tri county area was 10.8 per 1000. I infant mortality rate for Oklahoma is 7.9, making the three counties combined much higher than the state and even the national rate of 6.6.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing Screening

Grant Number: H61MC00051
Project Start Date: April 1, 2017
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Address: Disease and Prevention Services 1000  NE 10th St Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1207
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: Oklahoma Family Network Family to Family Health Information Center

Grant Number: H84MC09368
Project Start Date: June 1, 2018
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: The Oklahoma Family Network, Inc.
Address: Oklahoma Family Network PO BOX 21072 Oklahoma City, OK 73156-1072
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: Oklahoma Lend: MCH Interdisciplimary Leadership Grant

Grant Number: T73MC00033
Project Start Date: July 1, 2016
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Address: 1000 Stanton L Young Blvd LIB 121 Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1208
Project Director: Megan Peters
Phone Number: (405) 271-5700
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.

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2020