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Quality Improvement Projects

 In 2014, leadership from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) initiated discussions to implement interagency collaboration on mutually reinforcing strategies. The coordination of tactics on a crosscutting health issue affecting a shared population would benefit both agencies and present an opportunity to reduce potentially duplicative, overlapping, and fragmented efforts. During 2014, leadership chose the focus areas of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, childhood immunizations, tobacco cessation, and prescription drug abuse.  For Phase 2 in 2015, diabetes and hypertension were combined into one group, and childhood obesity was added as a focus area.

Workgroup Initiatives

Childhood Obesity
2015 AIM: 1) Increase utilization of nutritional services for SoonerCare members ages 3-19 in Comanche County by June 30, 2016.  2) Integrate childhood obesity prevention efforts into the Early Childhood Education (ECE) setting within Comanche County by June 30, 2016, in order to improve nutrition and physical activity opportunities for children, parents, and staff; increase knowledge and utilization of local resources; and build readiness to apply for Certified Healthy Oklahoma status.
OSDH Project Manager: Alisha Harris
E-mail: AlishaHe@health.ok.gov

Diabetes & Hypertension
2015 AIM:  By June 30, 2016, the workgroup will promote SoonerCare provider, Chronic Care Unit, and community referrals to at least 6 separate class series of the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) implemented by the TMF Quality Improvement Institute in Bryan county and will identify methods to monitor health outcomes related to diabetes and hypertension of SoonerCare members completing the DEEP class series.
OSDH Project Manager: Jane Garner
E-mail: JaneG@health.ok.gov

2015 AIM: Through joint, targeted outreach efforts of the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA), the percent of children in Bryan County ages 24-35 months who have completed the 4:3:1:3:3:1:4 immunization series will increase by 12.5 percentage points from the established baseline of 57.5% to 70%.
OSDH Project Manager: Melissa Fenrick
E-mail: MelissaDF@health.ok.gov

Prescription Drug Abuse
2015 AIM: 1) By 6/30/2016, complete death match data for 2014 and 2015 to identify prescribers associated with prescriptions noted in the death report for SoonerCare members and then design education, outreach, and other appropriate interventions for providers. 2) By 6/30/2016, increase opioid overdose education, including naloxone, in Oklahoma through provider and pharmacist training.

2015 AIM:  Our aim is to improve access to tobacco cessation services for Oklahomans by developing 2 joint data-driven activities to inform systems and policy changes July 1, 2016 to be measured by Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline and other available data sources.
OSDH Project Manager: Alisha Harris
E-mail: AlishaHe@health.ok.gov


2014 Quality Improvement Projects
Diabetes Project Storyboard
Hypertension Project Storyboard
Immunizations Project Storyboard
Prescription Drug Abuse Project Storyboard
Tobacco Cessation Project Storyboard



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