April 2017
Get Ready for the Next RAM Oklahoma!

RAMOK Comes to Idabel August 5 & 6!

What is RAM?

FREE dental, vision and limited medical care provided on a first-come, first-served basis, no income qualifications.

Who can help?

RAM volunteers provide free care at large-scale events. Sign up to volunteer: www.ramusa.org/volunteer

How do I get care?

Get a number at the Idabel High School beginning around 3 a.m. both Saturday & Sunday. Doors open at 6 a.m.

Where?

The 2017 Oklahoma event will be held at the Idabel High School Campus, 200 N. Ave. C., Idable, Oklahoma.

For more information, download this FAQ.

Download a complete recap of 2016 RAM Oklahoma in Durant.


Stacie Pace Expands Professional Footprint

Stacie Pace and the Rural Health Network of Oklahoma has joined forces with OSU Center for Health Systems Innovation where Stacie will be the manager for ROK.Net Rural Oklahoma Network. ROK-Net is a practiced based research network. Pace looks forward to joining the talented team at OSU CHSI and continuing to help to bring "Better Health Care, Better Access....Together" Here is a link to more info: https://chsi.okstate.edu/research-network/

Stacie Pace, is also director of the Rural Health Network of Oklahoma (RHN), a vertical network that includes 20 health care providers and community members.

Pace’s background includes 20 years of marketing experience, 12 years of economic and community development with Little Dixie Community Action Agency, as well as 20-plus years as an entrepreneur. Pace has been involved in advocacy for rural communities for about 15 years on a state and federal level. Being part of the local Chamber of Commerce board for 15 years and the chamber president for three years helped her to see how important networking is in rural America. Over the past 15-plus years she has served on or been a member of numerous boards and organizations on a local, regional and state level.

In 2003, Pace was selected to be a part of the Southeast Leadership Programs and in 2011 was selected to attend Office of Rural Health Policy's (ORHP) 2012 Rural Voices Leadership and Policy Program. Pace is currently a director on the board of MyHealth Access, one of the health information exchange organizations in Oklahoma and served three years on the board of the National Cooperative of Health Networks and one year as secretary.

Pace also sits on the advisory board for the PARTNER Advisory Council whose job is to guide the Oklahoma Primary healthcare Improvement Cooperative, to help strengthen the state’s primary health care delivery system. Pace is studying health administration and health information systems at the present time and will graduate with a bachelors in health administration in the summer of 2017.

She and her husband Scott live in rural southeast Oklahoma. Scott is a district conservationist for USDA and works with the local farmers and ranchers. Both have been very involved in their community and have raised five boys and one girl who are currently finding their way in the world.


Next RHN Spotlight Coming Soon!

April National Health Observances                      
  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Autism Awareness Month
  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  • National Donate Life Month
  • National Facial Protection Month
  • National Interprofessional Health Care Month
  • National Minority Health Month
  • Occupational Therapy Month
  • Oral Cancer Awareness Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month of Action
  • Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month
  • STI Awareness Month
  • Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month
  • 2 - 8 National Youth Violence Prevention Week
  • 3 - 9 National Public Health Week
  • 5 Sexual Assault Awareness Day of Action
  • 6 National Alcohol Screening Day ®
  • 7 World Health Day
  • 10 National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day
  • 22 - 29 National Infant Immunization Week
  • 23 - 29 National Infertility Awareness Week
  • 23 - 29 National Sleep Awareness Week ®
  • 23 - 29 World Immunization Week
  • 24 - 28 Every Kid Healthy™ Week
  • 24 World Meningitis Day
Check out RHN's 2016 Annual Report