HAU-A 2016 ONE Award Recipient

HAU - ONE Award 2016

Each year, the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits honors a handful of Oklahoma’s best and brightest nonprofits with its Oklahoma Nonprofit of Excellence (ONE) Awards. On Saturday, April 9, 2016, Health Alliance for the Uninsured was among 24 state nonprofits honored in eight categories at the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits’ annual ONE Awards ceremony in Tulsa. HAU was awarded the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Chahta Foundation, and Williams Award for Health Services. We are very grateful for the recognition given our organization. $7,500 was received with the award which will help to advance our mission of assisting low-income, uninsured Oklahomans with their vital health needs.

FUNDING PARTNERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

The Health Alliance for the Uninsured receives grants and contributions from many foundation, corporate and community partners. Recent grants, and their purposes, are described below. We thank them for placing their confidence in HAU’s programs and services!

Oklahoma City Community Foundation – iFund Health Care grant of $25,000 to further develop a shared electronic medical record system for the purpose of improving health.
West Oklahoma City Rotary Club – an International Rotary Foundation grant will allow the purchase of vision testing equipment that will be utilized within Crossings Community Clinic but will serve the community.
Oklahoma County Medical Society Community Foundation – $1,500 to provide corrective lenses for patients screened through the Diabetic Eye Project
Oklahoma County Medical Society Alliance – $10,000 of the funds raised through the Nichols Hills Kitchen Tour to support Care Connection, HAU’s program that coordinates diagnostic and specialty care
Sarkeys Foundation – $25,000 to purchase bulk prescription medications for HAU partner clinics
INTEGRIS Health – funds to support the Executive Director position
Mercy Hospital – funds to support the Patient Services Coordinator position
St. Anthony Hospital – funds to support the Medical Director position
Telligen Community Initiative – $25,000 for medication access staffing

Board of Directors and Individual Donor Gifts provide ongoing operational support. We appreciate all donations!

Our Friends and Neighbors are Uninsured

Oklahoma faces a health crisis – 17% of the state population is uninsured. In Oklahoma County, 23% or almost 1 in 4 persons is uninsured.* The majority of these individuals are 19-64 years of age and are working, but their employment does not include health insurance. Being uninsured is a huge barrier to accessing the health services needed to be healthy. Lack of access to quality healthcare impacts more than the uninsured individual – it impacts families, employers, and the community.

*For more in-depth research & statistics, see http://okhca.org/

R. Murali Krishna, MD, Community Service Award

The Board initiated the R. Murali Krishna, M.D. Award for Community Service in collaboration with the OU College of Medicine.  The Health Alliance for the Uninsured presents the award during the Bridges to Access conference, an event coordinated by the OU Community Health Alliance. Students, faculty and safety net clinic personnel nominate fourth year medical students that exemplify tremendous compassion, dedication and skills.  All students nominated for the award receive a framed certificate.

List of winners by year

2016: Alexa Regens
2015: Eudy Bosley
2014: Caitlin Pastor
2013: Katherine Shoush and Bonnie Cassidy
2012: Brandon Geister
2011: Michael Porter

GiveSmartOKC

Health Alliance for the Uninsured now has a profile on GiveSmartOKC. GiveSmartOKC is a powerful gateway to comprehensive information about charitable organizations in central Oklahoma. GiveSmartOKC is administered by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and is powered by GuideStar. In each profile, you will find vital facts about nonprofit organizations that can help you make decisions about where to volunteer your time, make a gift or learn more about community issues. Click the button below to view HAU’s profile.

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Our Mission

The Health Alliance for the Uninsured is a catalyst for improved health care services for those who otherwise would be unable to obtain them.

Our Vision

The Health Alliance for the Uninsured is to be a highly effective community organization that facilitates quality preventive and health care services to the medically underserved of Central Oklahoma.

Our Goals

  1. Increase physician visibility and participation
  2. Develop a fully integrated system of care, including clinics, hospitals, private providers with a connected data system/exchange
  3. Increase quality outcomes
  4. Raise awareness and understanding of the Health Alliance for the Uninsured in the community to increase financial support and partner participation