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Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa

Grantee Information

Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa
550 S. Peoria Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74120
918-588-1900 (Phone)
918-582-6405(Fax)
http://www.ihcrc.org Exit Disclaimer

The mission of the Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa, Inc. (IHCRC) is to provide high-quality, culturally-sensitive and comprehensive health care to racial and ethnic minorities living in the city and county of Tulsa, Okla.

Grant Project Information

Healthy Tulsa Pathways
$500,000
Russell Burkhart
918-527-6548
rburkhart@ihcrc.org

Abstract

The Healthy Tulsa Pathways project seeks to improve health outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities by establishing community-based networks that employ evidence-based disease intervention strategies, address social determinants of health and environmental barriers to healthcare access and increase utilization of preventive healthcare, medical treatment and supportive services.

This project will focus on the health outcomes related to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease in young adults from urban, intertribal American Indian communities, as well as African-American and Latino communities located in the city and county of Tulsa, Okla. To achieve program goals, IHCRC will partner with the Tulsa Health Department, Kendall Whittier, Inc., the Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League, YMCA of Greater Tulsa, Inc., YWCA of Tulsa, Inc., and YWCA Paseo de Salud. These partnerships will provide preventive programs, and nutrition and fitness education to youth and their families. They will also collaborate with different farming and food organizations to provide nutritious food and opportunities for physical activity, culturally appropriate social marketing and medical care for obesity, diabetes and CVD.

The intended outcomes of this project include improving health outcomes in the targeted minority communities, increasing access to health referral and support services, and increasing affordability of nutritional food. In order to determine if such outcomes are reached, data will be collected through surveys, document reviews and key informant interviews on a range of performance measures, such as participant Body Mass Index (BMI) and the number of individuals referred to support and medical services.

Objectives

  • Increased awareness, education, and outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health and health disparities problems
  • Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health and other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health IT, culturally/ linguistically appropriate services, service provider education/ training, workforce diversity)

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