The Health Alliance for the Uninsured is a catalyst for improved health care services for those who otherwise would be unable to obtain them.
Why HAU works hard to address unmet health needs:
- Oklahoma has slipped in national health rankings from 44th in 2017 to 47th in 2018.
- Oklahoma ranks 49th in % of adults uninsured, with 16% of Oklahomans over age 18 lacking health insurance compared to 10% nationally.
- Every 24 minutes, someone dies in the U.S. due to a lack of health insurance.
What HAU does to address unmet health needs:
HAU partners with thirteen free/charitable clinics and two community health centers in Oklahoma County.
HAU partner clinics provide primary care and HAU helps address medication needs, access to specialists, diagnostic testing and surgery.
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.
- Increase physician visibility and participation
- Develop a fully integrated system of care, including clinics, hospitals, private providers with a connected data system/exchange
- Increase quality outcomes
- Raise awareness and understanding of the Health Alliance for the Uninsured in the community to increase financial support and partner participation