This notice describes patient rights and HAU’s responsibilities regarding data management.
Thanks to a generous grant from Sarkeys Foundation, HAU purchased automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for partner clinics that needed this equipment onsite in case a patient or volunteer suddenly collapses. Photos from the in-service provided when clinics picked up their AEDs.
Oklahoma ranks 50th in colorectal screening among both insured and uninsured residents. With the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that health insurance cover screening, a safe assumption is that the insured population is screening at a significantly higher rate than those who lack insurance. The Oklahoma City Community Foundation, through an iFund Access to Health Care grant, is providing financial support for HAU’s FluFIT project targeting low-income, uninsured individuals who have established medical homes at free/charitable clinics in Oklahoma County but are unable to participate in non-invasive colorectal screenings or screening colonoscopies due to the lack of clinic or community resources.
The FluFIT campaign will run September 2018 – February 2019, with a goal of FIT testing 200 individuals and providing diagnostic tests, surgeries and treatment for individuals whose FIT tests are positive for possible colorectal cancer.
The Oklahoma State Medical Association presented the Don J. Blair, Friend of Medicine Award to Pam Cross-Cupit, MPH, April 16, 2016. This award is presented to an outstanding lay person whose work positively impacts the practice of medicine, the delivery of health care, or the prevention of negative health consequences in their community.
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.
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!
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
2018: Marsha Davidson
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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