Summer 2017 

Welcome to The Family Health Coalition Newsletter!

The Family Health Coalition is dedicated to optimizing the health and well-being of women, infants, children and families through broad-based community engagement and advocacy within a local system of health education, prevention
services and community support  to eliminate health disparities .

The Family Health Coalition focuses its efforts on four areas: 
  • Prevention
  • Health & Wellness
  • Early Development
  • Medical Neighborhood Development
To learn more about how you can make an impact or to have your events included in our monthly newsletter, please
Calendar of Events

Tuesday July 11, 2017
5:30 - 7 pm
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center Tour
Join the Diversity Crew of TYPROS for a tour of the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center! Learn more about the Oklahomans for Equality and the important work they do in our community and state.

Friday, July 14, 2017
10 am - Noon
Fair Housing and Expungement Workshop
Presented by Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc,. and South Tulsa Community House.  Event held at the South Tulsa Community House at 5780 S. Peoria Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74105.  Join to learn about f air housing rights and w hat expungements are and what can be expunged.  Individuals can meet one-on-one with an attorney to review records.  For more information, contact Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma,  

Friday, July 14, 2017
11:30 am - 1 pm
Introduction to Child Development
OU-SoonerHAN Lunch and Learn
Development used to thought of as complete by adolescence, but actually it is a lifelong process whereby its stages extend into adulthood and old age. Dr. Sara Coffey Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, OU School of Community Medicine will be speaking on the stages of development and how it effects our work with patients and families.  Come join us to get valuable information and to have a great networking opportunity.  Lunch will be provided.  Use the link below to RSVP no later than Friday, July 7.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
6:30 - 8 pm
Infant Crying: A Trigger for Child Abuse
The Parent Child Center of Tulsa & Tulsa Tech
This  FREE  two hour course was developed for parents, caregivers, and professionals who care for or work with infants and young children. Participants will gain information about newborn and infant crying patterns, inconsolable crying (The Period of Purple Crying®), soothing techniques, and strategies to prevent Abusive Head Trauma and Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
LARC 202: Policy and Practice
Highly effective contraception continues to have a positive impact on a local and state level. Join us for lunch, and learn how state and federal policies affect access to these methods and what it looks like on the ground at clinics in Tulsa.  Carly Putnam, from Oklahoma Policy Institute, will be providing a presentation on access, insurance and long acting reversible contraception, present and future.
Followed by a panel featuring local providers:
  • Dr. Lance Frye, MD
  • Dr. Laurie Hamiliton, DO
  • Annie Skorupa, APRN-CNP
  • Delora Marshall, Clinical Specialist at Bayer
  • Carly Putnam, Policy Analyst at Oklahoma Policy Institute
Talking Points Toolkits will be distributed and l unch will be provided.  

Sunday, August 13, 2017
8 am - Noon
Boys, Books, Barbers & Backpacks Cut-Off
Greenwood Cultural Center
Join the Diversity Crew of TYPROS for a tour of the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center! Learn more about the Oklahomans for Equality and the important work they do in our community and state.
October 5 & 6, 2017
23rd Annual Zarrow Mental Health Symposium
Challenging Injustice
and Discrimination 
Presented by  The Mental Health Association Oklahoma  and  Cox Business Center 

Together with over 800 attendees from across the country, the Symposium will explore the ways in which systemic injustice and discrimination, enforced through policy and interpersonal actions, have substantial impacts on mental health and can result in trauma, distress, and varying mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, addiction, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder. 
Funding Opportunities
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants
Funder : Department of Agriculture
Deadline : July 17, 2017
DLT grants are designed to provide access to education, training, and health care resources for rural Americans. The DLT Program is authorized by 7 U.S.C. 950aaa and provides financial assistance to encourage and improve telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas through the use of telecommunications, computer networks, and related advanced technologies that students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents can use. The regulation for the DLT Program can be found at 7 CFR part 1703 (Subparts D through E). The grants, which are awarded through a competitive process, may be used to fund telecommunications-enabled information, audio and video equipment, and related advanced technologies which extend educational and medical applications into rural areas. Grants are intended to benefit end users in rural areas, who are often not in the same location as the source of the educational or health care service. Of the funds made available, $1,600,000.00 will be prioritized to provide for communication upgrades between ambulances, emergency transportation vehicles and medical facilities.

For more information,  click here >

Chapman Foundation Grants for Tulsa-Area Community Projects
Funder : H.A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust; Mary K. Chapman Foundation
Deadline : Letter of Intent due by September 1, 2017 for 4th quarter consideration
Requests with the following attributes are favored:
  • Funding the project or program will serve a documented need and have a significant impact on the community.
  • Financial support of (i) the organization management and board of directors, (ii) individuals of the general community affected by the program or project, and (iii) other private foundations.
  • Sound financial planning for maintenance and continuation of the project or program after the initial funding is complete.
  • Potentially benefits a significant segment of people.
  • Applicant has committed volunteers and staff leadership.
For more information, 

U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities
Funder : Department of Health and Human Services
Deadline : October 11, 2017 (first round; LOI due 30 days prior)
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support observational or intervention research focused on reducing health disparities in tobacco use in the United States. Specifically, this FOA is intended to stimulate scientific inquiry focused on innovative tobacco control policies. Applicants may propose projects in which the primary outcome of interest is on reducing tobacco use health disparities in vulnerable populations by utilizing tobacco prevention and control strategies. The long-term goal of this FOA is to reduce health disparities in health outcomes thereby reducing the excess disease burden of tobacco use within these groups. Applicants submitting applications related to health economics are encouraged to consult NOT-OD-16-025 to ensure that applications align with NIH mission priorities in health economics research.

For more information, 

Fulton and Susie Collins Foundation
Deadline : Rolling

The Fulton and Susie Collins Foundation primarily supports nonprofit organizations in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. The Foundation's areas of interest include: children and youth; Christian churches and organizations; education; the environment; health, including medical research; and social services. Types of support include general operating and project support.

For more information , call Suzanne Collins Hentschel at (918) 748-9860 OR send letters of inquiry to 2200 S. Utica Pl., Suite 420, Tulsa, OK 74114. 

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