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Find your roots at the library during Family History Month

Oklahoman’s looking to connect to their roots can visit the library for genealogical help.  Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY– Oklahoman’s looking to connect to their roots can visit the library for genealogical help. This month the Metropolitan Library System is celebrating genealogy and telling customers how to, “find your roots at the library.” November is Family History Month at all Metro Libraries. Oklahoma County residents can […]

LifeShare Foundation to host inaugural 5K to raise organ donation awareness

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The LifeShare Foundation will hold its inaugural ‘Little Red Heart’ 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk on Saturday, November 3, as they continue to raise awareness and provide education on the importance of being an organ donor. Participants in the 1 Mile Walk will step […]

NewView Oklahoma hosts summer Owl Camp for blind and visually impaired children

NewView’s free summer OWL Camp will be held for the first time at YMCA Camp Classen from July 15-21.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – NewView Oklahoma will host its annual free summer OWL (Oklahomans Without Limits) Camp for campers ages 8 to 14 years old who are blind or visually impaired. The camp will take place July 15-21 at YMCA Camp Classen in the Arbuckle Mountains near Davis, in […]

National HIV Testing Day – June 27

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – National HIV Testing Day is Wednesday, June 27, and the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) encourages everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 to get tested at least once in their life as part of their routine health care. People with certain risk […]

Diversity Center of Oklahoma to hold 4th Annual Symposium in Edmond

The Diversity Center of Oklahoma’s 4th Annual Gender Diverse & LGBTQ Symposium on June 8 will include speakers (L-R) Human Rights Watch researcher Ryan Thoreson, J.D., and Sage Mauldin, MHR, an Affiliate Faculty Member of the Women’s & Gender Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Diversity Center of Oklahoma will hold its 4th Annual Mental Health, Prevention & Education Symposium on Friday, June 8. The event will address best practices for “Bridging Intersectional Gaps In Gender Diverse & LGBTQ Communities.” The event will be held from 8 a.m. to […]

OKC celebrates 13th annual Bike to Work Day on May 18

Oklahoma City will celebrate its 13th annual Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –  On Friday, May 18, Oklahoma City will celebrate its 13th annual Bike to Work Day.  Those who bike to work are invited to meet at the Myriad Botanical Gardens for complimentary coffee and breakfast provided by Junction Coffee, courtesy of the Downtown OKC Partnership from 7:15 – 9 a.m. National Bike […]

HIV/AIDS Advocacy Day includes activism and rally with author Paige Rawl

The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund will host a breakfast rally at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame Event Center on March 20 with Paige Rawl, who was born HIV positive.   Paige Rawl Twitter photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – As part of HIV/AIDS Advocacy Day, the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund invites the public to join HIV activists from across the state to a breakfast rally with author Paige Rawl, who was born HIV positive. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 20 at 8:30 a.m. […]

Study touts modern Medicaid program as best choice for Oklahoma – Report highlights best practices, budget savings

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Staff Report   Oklahoma City – The Oklahoma Association of Health Plans, on February 20, released a report outlining how the state can achieve budget predictability by implementing a modern health care program for Medicaid recipients in Oklahoma. The product of extensive research, the report provides a road map for improving health outcomes, providing tax […]

Diversity Center brings organizations together to aid LGBTQ community

Rev. Neil Coffman enters the new Diversity Center of Oklahoma located at 2242 N.W. 39th Street, directly across the street from Expressions Church where he is pastor. Photo by Darla Shelden

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City’s first nonprofit agency to provide Gender Diverse/LGBTQ health services opened its doors on Feb. 12.  About 60 people attended an open house event at the Diversity Center of Oklahoma’s new location at 2242 N.W. 39th Street. Visitors toured the facility, enjoyed refreshments, and heard comments from […]

Valentine’s Day to kickoff National Condom Week

Celebrate Valentine's Day on Feb. 14, which is National Condom Day by using free condoms and practicing safe sex. Photo provided.

  By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –  Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, is also National Condom Day for 2018. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) shares the primary goal of National Condom Week (Feb. 14 – 21) in promoting safe sex and normalizing the use of condoms. National Condom Day […]

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