The federal grants provide Oklahoma organizations about $3.8 million annually to implement evidence-based programs to reduce the state’s teen birthrate. Nearly $8 million will be lost because of the cuts.
According to the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs, fewer than 10 percent of the 61,000 veterans in Tulsa County are supplied with dental benefits through the VA, causing many to forgo dental insurance altogether.
Newborn screening identifies rare diseases that can cause disability, death or serious health issues if not treated quickly. Dozens of Oklahoma hospitals are failing to send tests to the state lab in a timely manner.
Masters allegedly gave a patient syringes filled with the patient’s fat tissue and told the patient to take the syringes home, put them in her freezer and self-inject them into her face when she desired.
Despite the growth in that population, almost $300,000 has been poured into the community by local non-profit agencies to prevent homelessness, according to the Community Service Council. And at the same time, 587 veterans and 176 chronic homeless people have been housed since 2015.
The Tulsa residents are considered“super users” — a relatively small group of people who account for a disproportionate amount of calls made to the city’s 911 system — sometimes more than 100 times per year — for nonemergency situations.