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/
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
2017: Scott Street
2016: Alexa Regens
2015: Eudy Bosley
2014: Caitlin Pastor
2013: Katherine Shoush and Bonnie Cassidy
2012: Brandon Geister
2011: Michael Porter
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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