Sarkeys Foundation Grant Funds AED Purchase


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 City Community Foundation Grant News!

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.

HAU Meets Unmet Needs
  • HAU partners with thirteen free/charitable clinics and two community health centers in Oklahoma County.
  • HAU partner clinics provide primary care
  • HAU helps address medication needs, access to specialists, diagnostic testing and surgery.
HAU Provides Critical Solutions
  • Oklahoma has slipped in national health rankings from 44th in 2017 to 47th in 2018.
  • Oklahoma ranks 49th in percentage 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.