The Oklahoma Health Care Authority welcomes comments from the public regarding amendment to the SoonerCare Choice and Insure Oklahoma 1115(a) Demonstration Waiver program observing an exemption for AI/AN in regards to Medicaid work requirements

Public Comment and Input Information The OHCA welcomes comments from the public regarding the amendment to the SoonerCare Choice and Insure Oklahoma 1115(a) Demonstration Waiver program. The application waiver will be posted here from July 3, 2018 through September 3, 2018. Comments and questions may be submitted online through the Policy Change Blog and the Native American Consultation Page by […]

Wellness Training Seminar Coming to Norman, Oklahoma: “Re:Define – Healing Trauma in Native American Communities”

Thrive Unltd. is a leadership and wellness training company which is Native-owned and operated. It is located in northeast Oklahoma. The company’s primary focus is advocating and providing culturally competent solutions for mental, emotional, and behavioral health within Native American communities. Jeremy Fields is the founder and director of Thrive Unltd. and, presently, he is […]

Men, You Are Important

Promoting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of American Indian Men and Boys. June is Men’s Health Month. To all males, especially American Indian males, happy Men’s Health Month! Men, you don’t hear it often enough, so Men’s Health Month is a great opportunity to remind you that we appreciate all the sacrifices you make on […]

Honor Your Health Champion Today

Nominations now open for the 2018 Champions of Health awards   For 15 years, the Champions of Health awards program has honored those working to positively change the health status of Oklahomans through unique and innovative programs. Nominations are now open for the 2018 Champions of Health awards, and individuals, groups and organizations are encouraged […]

President Trump Signs FY 2018 Omnibus  The Impact to Tribal Health:  Tribal Set Asides for Opioid Funding,  $500 Million Increase for IHS

March 23, 2018 UPDATE President Trump announced today that, despite several objections to funding levels in the bill, he supported the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Omnibus. He signed the Omnibus into law shortly after 1:00 Eastern. This means that the government will be funded through September, the end of FY 2018. Read below on the […]

Protecting Indian Health and Human Services Programs and their Beneficiaries: The Basics of Health Care and Grants Management Compliance

May 15th and 16th at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. HHS OIG will host a Tribal/ IHS compliance training conference in May 2018 in Oklahoma. This conference is designed for officials and employees of the Indian Health Service and of any Tribal organization receiving HHS funds whose responsibilities include: (1) Protecting program […]

Is Diabetes Your Destiny? It’s Not the Native American’s! Promoting self-empowerment and change through healthy choices and policies

You may already know that some racial/ethnic groups have higher rates of diabetes. This is true for Native Americans who have the highest prevalence (existing cases) of diagnosed diabetes among racial/ethnic groups in the United States. What you may not hear often though, are the personal stories of those with diabetes. Travel with me to […]

Oral Health for All 2020: Improving Oral Health in Native Communities

  (Atlanta, Georgia 10/27/2017) As the leading U.S. philanthropy focused solely on oral health, the DentaQuest Foundation supports the nationwide development of the Oral Health 2020 network, a group of partners committed to working collectively at the national, state, and community levels to ensure that oral health is regarded as essential to overall health and […]

Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes Among First to Allow Tobacco Quitline Signage at Tribal Travel Plazas

(Concho, Oklahoma 10/11/17) Aaron Williams – CDC’s Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) Tobacco Program Coordinator for Southern Plains Tribal Health Board and Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal member, installs the first of several Quitline signage on gas pumps at the Cheyenne & Arapaho Travel Plaza at Concho, Oklahoma. The Southern Plains Tribal Health […]

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