We are proud to partner with the following organizations
for the betterment of public health in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Public Health Training Center
The Oklahoma Public Health Training Center (OPHTC) is located within the Department of Health Promotion Sciences at the Hudson College of Public Health, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. In fulfillment of its mission - Strengthening Oklahoma's Public Health Workforce - the OPHTC engages in several projects and topics focused on:
The Oklahoma Turning Point Council (OTPC)
Local Community-Based Workforce to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access
Guiding Right Inc. and Supporters of Families with Sickle Cell Disease in Oklahoma now hiring Community Health Workers!
The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely effected the lives of citizens throughout the United States, with minorities disproportionately impacted by the disease. Data illustrates that “black people are being admitted to hospitals and dying in disproportionate numbers from the COVID-19 pandemic” (Thebault & Ba Tran, 2020). Current evidence suggests that underlying medical conditions (i.e.hypertension, diabetes, asthma, etc.) exacerbate COVID-19, and are attributable to the increased burden of COVID-19 among minorities. The prevalence rates of these underlying medical conditions are known health disparities among minority populations (Office of Minority Health, 2020). Given the differential rates of diagnoses, hospitalization, and death by race according to both National and State-level data, additional innovative programmatic efforts are needed to address high rates of vaccine hesitancy among populations affected by COVID-19. OPHA has partnered with Guiding Right, Inc. (GRI) and Supporters of Families with Sickle Cell Disease to enhance COVID-19 outreach, education, and vaccination uptake among African Americans in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Lawton. The partnership will target African Americans, with specific services, and focus on the unique health needs of all individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD) and HIV.