Friday, December 5, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jackie Elizabeth Callaway & Erica Strandberg win 2014 Rural Oklahoma Photo Contest

Congratulations to Jackie Elizabeth Callaway and Erica Strandberg, winners of the 2014 Rural Oklahoma Photo Contest sponsored by the OSU Center for Rural Health! Jackie won with her submission titled, Hoppin’ Hay Bales and Erica won the OSU CHS student category with her submission, Old Truck (see both photos below). The Rural Oklahoma Photo Contest was part of the Center's celebration marking the 4th Annual National Rural Health Day on November 20, 2014. The contest garnered 102 entries from the across the state (view all of the photo contest entries). We would like to extend our appreciation to everyone who participated in the contest. We look forward to continuing this annual tradition.

Hoppin’ Hay Bales. Submitted by Jackie Elizabeth Callaway. Taken near Durant, Oklahoma.

Old Truck. Submitted by Erica Strandberg. Taken near Claremore, Oklahoma.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Progression of Primary Care HPSAs in Oklahoma, 1978-2014


The animated map below shows the progression of primary care health professional shortage areas (HPSA) in Oklahoma from 1978 to 2014. Use the controls at the bottom of the map to start and stop the animation. View a larger version of this map in a new window.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Suicide Death Rate in Oklahoma by County, 2005-2013

Click each county to see the number of deaths attributed to suicide and the age-adjusted rate.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Apply Now: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize


The RWJF Culture of Health Prize recognizes communities that are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments to enable all in our diverse society to lead healthy lives now and for generations to come. The Prize is awarded annually by RWJF to honor communities that are working to build a Culture of Health by implementing solutions that give everyone the opportunity for a healthy life. In this third round of the competition, up to 10 winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their stories shared broadly with the goal of inspiring locally driven change across the nation.


The deadline for applications is September 17, 2014, 2 p.m. Central Time

Thursday, August 21, 2014

OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2018 Hometowns

This interactive map shows the self-reported hometowns for medical students in the Class of 2018 enrolled at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. The symbols are scaled proportionate to the total number of students from each community. By clicking on a symbol, you can access a pop-up menu that lists the community and number of students. The zoom tools allow you to focus on a particular region.

The students hail from across the country and around the world. The largest share of students (97) call Oklahoma home. Of those students, over 26% list a rural Oklahoma community as their hometown. Eleven other states, Germany, and Jamaica are also represented in the class.

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