Thursday, December 10, 2015

Community Health Needs Assessment: A Valuable Tool for Oklahoma's Rural Hospitals & Communities

From the November 2015 edition of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association's Oklahoma D.O., Corie Kaiser, M.S., discusses how rural communities in Oklahoma utilize the community health needs assessment (CHNA) process offered by the Oklahoma Office of Rural Health. Her article begins on page 16.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Randy Wymore & Kaitlin Sauser win 2015 Rural Oklahoma Photo Contest

Congratulations to Randy Wymore and Kaitlin Sauser, winners of the 2015 Rural Oklahoma Photo Contest sponsored by the OSU Center for Rural Health! Randy won with his submission titled, Rodeo Royalty and Kaitlin won the OSU CHS student category with her submission, Grandpa's Barn (see both photos below). The Rural Oklahoma Photo Contest was part of the Center's celebration marking the 5th Annual National Rural Health Day on November 19, 2015. The contest garnered 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.

Rodeo Royalty. Submitted by Randy Wymore. Taken near Beggs, Oklahoma.

Grand Pa's Old Barn. Submitted by Kaitlin Sauser. Taken near McAlester, Oklahoma.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Telemedicine is Not the Future, It's the Now

From the December 2015 edition of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association's Oklahoma D.O., Steve Casady discusses recent changes to the laws and rules regulating telemedicine in Oklahoma. His article begins on page 20.