Community Development Speaker Series with national correspondent with the Nonprofit Quarterly

If you work for or with a non-profit agency or philanthropic foundation, you’ll want to attend the next event in the Community Development Speaker Series hosted by  the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. On July 20th from 1:30 –… Read more [More...]

Tulsa forum to explore implementation of new health care law for children and families

OK Policy is pleased to be partnering with the Community Service Council, Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, and other community organizations to host a one-day forum titled, “Health Care Reform: Transitioning Health Care for Oklahoma’s Children and Families.” The event… Read more [More...]

Upcoming Oklahoma City Fed Reserve Bank video cast examines housing policy

On Tuesday, May 18th, the Oklahoma City office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will be hosting a video cast featuring Dr. Eric Belsky, one of the country’s leading experts in housing and urban issues. Dr. Eric Belsky… Read more [More...]

Upcoming events: Conference on aging and childhood trauma lecture

We’re pleased to call your attention to two events that are coming up next week that should be of interest to many Oklahomans. The 35th Annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging, “The Art of Aging,” will convene May 18-20, 2010 at… Read more [More...]

Come Party with OK Policy in Norman, May 5th

If you’re a fan, follower, or friend of Oklahoma Policy Institute living in Norman or nearby, we hope you’ll stop by to our reception/fundraiser on May 5th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. It’s taking place at the Sarkey’s Foundation at… Read more [More...]

Upcoming Practice and Policy lecture addresses health reform

With the health care reform bill now signed into law, the next event in the OU-OKDHS Practice & Policy Spring Lecture Series couldn’t be more timely. On April 8th, Dr. David Cutler, one of the foremost health care economists in… Read more [More...]

Shameless Self-Promotion Dept: Budget forum at UCO

Straight off the press release. Note especially the “free and open to the public” part. Come cheer me on! The University of Central Oklahoma Policy Institute will be host for a panel discussion – “Oklahoma’s budget crisis in the midst… Read more [More...]

DHS Policy and Practice lecture series examines recession and recovery

On January 11th, Chad Wilkerson, the Branch Executive of the Oklahoma City office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will be giving a free public lecture on “The Economy Around Us: Recession and Recovery”. Wilkerson, who serves as… Read more [More...]

What's happening on Lincoln Boulevard?

Right now at the state Capitol, the Legislature is working on a tough budget for the upcoming fiscal year, 2010. It often seems nothing is happening from the time the governor submits a budget in February until an agreement rises… Read more [More...]

What if we threw a recession and no one showed up at the welfare office?

As the economic downturn hits the Sooner State, we are seeing a steadily increasing number of hard-pressed families turning to the Food Stamp Program (now renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) for help in making ends meet. Food stamp participation… Read more [More...]