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Southern Plains REACH US
Southern Plains American Indian Centers of Excellence in Eliminating Disparities

The Oklahoma State Department of Health, in 2007, received a five-year cooperative agreement from the CDC's REACH US initiative. Southern Plains REACH US will continue to focus on decreasing the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease among American Indians.  The target area is expanding to include Tribes in Kansas and Texas as well as in Oklahoma.  Legacy Projects are selected annually.  Southern Plains REACH US Steering Committee members include:

Absentee Shawnee Tribe
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes
Chickasaw Nation
Choctaw Nation
Pawnee Nation
Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa
Oklahoma State Department of Health

Wichita and Affiliated Tribes

Southern Plains REACH US Legacy
Year 1
Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Otoe-Missouria Tribe

Year 2
Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP)
Central Oklahoma American Indian Health Council (OKCIC)
Central Oklahoma Integrated Network Systems Inc. (COINS)
Northeastern Tribal Health System Diabetes Program

For more information, contact 405-271-4072 Leslie Jo Harris LeslieH@health.ok.gov

 

REACH 2010 Initiative
Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health

In his radio address on February 21st, 1998, President Clinton committed the Nation to an ambitious goal by the year 2010: eliminate the disparities in six areas of health status experienced by racial and ethnic minority populations while continuing the progress we have made in improving the overall health of the American people.

Oklahoma REACH 2010
Launched in September 1999, the Native American initiative to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.  A steering committee of eight Indian Tribes/Nations, one Urban Indian Center and the Oklahoma State Department of Health was formed to address the growing issues of diabetes and cardiovascular disease mortality and morbidity among American Indian populations in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma REACH 2010Steering Committee
Absentee Shawnee Tribe
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes
Cherokee Nation
Chickasaw Nation
Choctaw Nation
Pawnee Nation
Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa
Oklahoma State Department of Health
OU Health Sciences Center College of Public Health
Seminole Nation
Wichita and Affiliated Tribes


 

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