What really happened with WIC?

The Oklahoma State Health Department (OSDH) recently terminated Planned Parenthood’s contract to administer a federal program called Women, Infants & Children (WIC).  The notification letter sent to Planned Parenthood does not provide a reason for ending the contract.  Planned Parenthood… Read more [More...]

Infant Mortality: It’s everyone’s responsibility

The State Department of Health recently convened a leadership summit to address a public health problem that is as tragic as it is entrenched in Oklahoma: infant mortality.  The summit is part of a statewide initiative to raise awareness about… Read more [More...]

Guest Blog (Monica Barczak): Healthy Women are the foundation for a child’s Healthy Future

Monica Barczak is Director of Innovation Lab at Community Acton Project. Oklahoma has the sixth highest infant mortality rate in the nation, with 8.5 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births; the rate of infant deaths for African Americans is… Read more [More...]

Watch This: Reducing Infant Mortality

Oklahoma has the 6th highest infant mortality rate and 2nd highest black infant mortality rate in the country.  Among black babies, the infant mortality rate in Oklahoma today is comparable to the 1970s national average for all races.  This fantastic… Read more [More...]

Sally Kern could be on to something (but it’s not what she thinks)

Rep. Sally Kern is taking some well-deserved criticism for her comments on the House floor that women and African-Americans do not work as hard as white men. Yet amidst the flurry of condemnations and apologies, we can find a legitimate… Read more [More...]