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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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

2014 Rural Health Association of Oklahoma Annual Conference

Click the image to download the agenda
Plan now to attend this exciting event on September 16th – 18th, 2014 in Norman, Oklahoma. The conference brings together members of the Rural Health Association of Oklahoma and stakeholders of the Oklahoma Office of Rural Health. It is expected to attract more than 200 healthcare professionals from rural and underserved areas of the state.

Conference activities begin September 16th with a golf scramble at the nearby Westwood Golf Course. Lunch begins at 12:30pm with a tee time scheduled for 1:30pm. The 6200-yard course features wide, tree-lined fairways and gently contoured greens, twenty traps and several water hazards. The challenging, yet playable course, is perfect for the weekend golfer or the advanced competitor. Proceeds from the golf scramble will benefit the Rural Health Association of Oklahoma.

Regular conference activities begin on the morning of September 17th and conclude with an awards luncheon on September 18. Download the conference agenda by clicking the image above.

The Embassy Suites Norman Hotel & Conference Center will host the conference. Located off I-35 on the north side of Norman, the hotel offers easy access to a variety of dining and shopping destinations. A block of rooms have been reserved at a discounted rate for conference attendees, but the supply is limited. Reserve your room today and use the group code: RHG to receive the discounted rate.