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To combat coronavirus, leaders cut healthcare red tape

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Kaitlin Finley, OCPA, Policy Research Fellow   Last Friday, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in response to the coronavirus and issued emergency orders to give healthcare providers the flexibility they need to treat the outbreak. Seeking to increase the number of available healthcare providers, President Trump announced that he would give his Health […]

Analysis: S.Q. 802: After legal ruling and petition drive, stage is set for Medicaid Expansion vote

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Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Although voters still must render a verdict on State Question 802 – and although the Affordable Care act upon which it is predicated. remains under legal attack — advocates for expansion of Medicaid coverage in Oklahoma have ready fashioned a modest niche in Sooner State history. In […]

OACF joins local restaurants for World AIDS Day #DineAroundForACure event on Dec. 1

Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund has partnered with some of Oklahoma City’s top restaurants for the Dine Out For a Cure fundraiser honoring World AIDS Day on Sunday, December 1.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund (OACF) has joined with some of Oklahoma City’s top restaurants for the Dine Out For a Cure event honoring World AIDS Day. On Sunday, December 1, the public is invited to dine at one of the participating restaurants for breakfast, […]

Jace Wolfe named chair of Oklahoma’s Commission for Rehabilitation Services

dmond audiologist Jace Wolfe, Ph.D., has been elected chair of the the state’s Commission for Rehabilitation Services, which governs the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On September 9, Edmond audiologist, author and researcher Jace Wolfe, Ph.D., was elected chair of the Commission for Rehabilitation Services. The Commission governs the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS). Wolfe was appointed to the Commission in July 2018 by then-Oklahoma Senate President Pro-Tempore […]

NewView OWL Camp set for July 19 – 22 at Lake Tenkiller

NewView’s 2019 free summer OWL Camp will be held at the Owl’s Nest, from July 19-22 at Lake Tenkiller, in Cookson, OK. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The NewView Tulsa OWL (Oklahomans Without Limits) Camp, Oklahoma’s free summer camp for teens 15 – 18 who are blind or visually impaired, is scheduled for July 19 – 22.  The camp will be held at the Owl’s Nest at Lake Tenkiller (19724 W. […]

State Supreme Court rejects Medicaid petition challenge

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Ray Carter, OCPA Center for Independent Journalism   Making an apparent about-face from a similar ruling issued just a year ago, the Oklahoma Supreme Court found last week that an initiative petition could proceed, even though its gist contained material several justices conceded was misleading to voters. The ruling was issued within hours of hearing […]

I2U Culinary Solutions creates new wellness concept for metro hospitals

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Co-founders Jonathan Stranger, Brent Wilson and Dr. Steven Sands, have embarked on a new health and wellness venture working with hospitals and their patients in the metro area. Located at 7908 N. Western Avenue, i2U Culinary Solutions combines the professional talents of a local chef, a […]

Globe Life donates Lake Tenkiller facility to NewView OK to host OWL Camps

Globe Life president Bill Leavell hands over the keys for the NewView Oklahoma/ Globe Life lodge to NewView president and CEO Lauren Branch. Facebook photo

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – NewView Oklahoma has announced the recent acquisition of a Lake Tenkiller property that will host future OWL Camps through a generous gift from Globe Life. On Monday, Jan. 28, NewView Oklahoma and Globe Life hosted a key transfer ceremony at the donated Tenkiller lodge located at 19810 W. […]

Sunbeam Family Services offers Infant Early Mental Health training

Sunbeam Family Services is offering free, specialized Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health training to the community.  Kimberly Coral Photography.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of Oklahoma infants, young children and their caregivers, Sunbeam Family Services offers free, specialized Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health training to the community. Infant-Early Mental Health refers to how well a child develops socially and emotionally from birth to […]

Free Total Wellness classes offered for adults

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By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City-County Health Department. (OCCHD) has announced their schedule for free Total Wellness classes. The classes will feature an interactive weight loss program for adults to prevent diabetes and heart disease. Classes meet one hour a week for eight weeks.  The goal for participants is to […]

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