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Annual Cookies Thanksgiving Dinner boxes to be delivered in November

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – For the past 21 years, Cookies Thanksgiving, a program of Other Options, Inc., has partnered with hundreds of volunteers to prepare and deliver complete Thanksgiving meals to Oklahomans living with HIV and AIDS. “As you know, 2020 has been a unique and challenging year,” stated Mary Arbuckle, […]

Pop culture multi-universe heroes and others join fight against COVID-19 with #HeroesWearMasks challenge

By Darla SheldenCity Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY – In the fight against coronavirus, masks are an essential weapon. The #HeroesWearMasks campaign is helping to spearhead the public health effort to combat the coronavirus through protective masks ahead of the start of the academic year and a potential ‘second wave’ of COVID-19 cases. Facts2Health, a partnership […]

OKC VA launches “Wear it for Them!” face mask campaign

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – With the recent spike in coronavirus cases in Oklahoma, the CDC, the US Surgeon General and other doctors are now urging the widespread use of masks and face coverings. To support this initiative, the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center has launched a campaign called “Wear […]

CVS announces new Oklahoma site for free COVID-19 testing

  The City Sentinel Staff Report   “CVS Health is helping America move forward by continuing to evolve and expand our approach to COVID-19 testing to meet the needs of consumers, the business community and populations disproportionately impacted by the virus.” With that introduction, the drug store chain announced expansion of COVID-19 testing services in […]

The City Sentinel special report: Guardianship and Special Care

Fifth in a Series   Imagine these three scenarios … Your son just turned 18 and you received a call that he slipped and fell while at the market and is in the hospital. You rush to the hospital to see him and ask the staff how he is. … What happens? Your daughter is […]

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic

The City Sentinel Staff Report   Though Oklahoma’s first COVID-19 case wasn’t identified until March 6, Citizen Potawatomi Nation Health Services (CPNHS) was already prepared. On Feb. 28, CPN (Citizen Potawatomi Nation) Chief Medical Officer George A. Vascellaro, D.O., formed a coronavirus task force led by Dr. Kassi Roselius, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Roselius is a […]

To combat coronavirus, leaders cut healthcare red tape

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

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

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

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 […]

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