State Policy

Oklahoma Primary Care Association advocates for policies that foster access to affordable, community-based health care for all Oklahomans. In Oklahoma, where 100% of the state’s 77 counties are entirely or partially designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), ensuring that all Oklahomans have access to care is critical. Community health centers are the solution to so many of Oklahoma’s health care problems, whether it’s the opioid crisis, provider shortage, or lack of access for the uninsured.

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State Updates

  • OK CHCs Awarded $4.8M to Expand Access to Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment

    This week, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced the recipients of the FY 2018 Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services (SUD-MH) Awards.Seventeen Oklahoma community health centers received a combined $4,786,915 in grant funding. Congratulations! We look forward to working with you to strengthen access to mental health and substance use treatment.   Read More...

  • OK CHCs Receive $1.3 Million in Quality Awards

    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced today $125 million in grant awards for high-performing health centers across the country. Twenty Oklahoma community health centers received a total of $1,314,495 in grant awards. Oklahoma health centers "will use these funds to continue to improve quality, efficiency, and the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in the communities they serve.   Read More...

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Federal Policy

Community health centers have enjoyed bipartisan support for decades. Both cost-effective and mission-driven, CHCs are championed by both parties as a model for nationwide health care transformation. View OKPCA’s federal policy priorities to learn more about how you can advocate for community-based solutions!


Federal Updates

  • Senate Approves Health Center Funding

    The Senate voted this week to pass the appropriations “minibus” funding bill passed by the conference committee last week. The bill increases health center funding by $200 million and is expected to be approved by the House next week following their return from recess.   Read More...

  • Celebrating 2018 National Health Center Week

    National Health Center Week is August 12-18. NHCW is an annual celebration to raise awareness about the work and achievements of America’s Community Health Centers over the last several decades.Health Centers serve 27 million patients, including over 220,000 Oklahomans. Community Health Centers produce innovative solutions to the most pressing health care issues in their communities and reach beyond the walls of conventional medicine to address the social determinants of health affect...  Read More...

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