2018 Pathways to Health Grants
P2H is awarding 8 projects in Tulsa that align with the goals of the CHIP. Congratulations to the following organizations:
Kendall Whittier only has 3 bike racks with room for 12 bikes in its pedestrian-friendly Whittier Square. The bike racks are nearly hidden and do not provide enough accommodation for the people already cycling to Kendall Whittier. Kendall Whittier was awarded $2,000 to purchase bike racks to promote active transportation.
The City of Broken Arrow wants to help its 110,000 residents connect to local schools, parks and commercial nodes by installing 66 bicycle route signs. These signs will identify bicycles routes through the neighborhoods. The City of Broken Arrow was awarded $1,000 to install 33 signs. The City of Broken Arrow will match these funds to create an additional 33 bicycle route signs.
The Tulsa Hub and Casa de la Cultura are partnering together to celebrate East Tulsa’s diversity and improve access to healthy environments. They were awarded $1,000 to implement the Tulsa Bike Rack Mural Project. This project aims to install artistically-designed bike racks at various locations within the area.
The Take Control Initiative focuses on providing Tulsa County women with access to the most effective forms of contraception at over 19 safety net clinics. Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy and last 3-10 years. The Take Control Initiative is the only program that provides free LARC services in the state and was awarded $2,500 for the training of clinicians on clinical best practices related to LARC.
Tulsa Public Schools is seeking to better utilize its current Farm to Market nutrition education. The largest barrier for this program is transportation. It costs about $68 per bus with each bus holding 48 students. TPS was awarded $2,200 to transport 1,000 3rd-5th grade students to attend the Farm to Market event.
The Greenwood Cultural Center is launching a Farmer’s Market to attract the residents of North Tulsa and the surrounding downtown area. The Greenwood Cultural Center was awarded $500 to help launch its farmer’s market.
The North Tulsa Community Coalition has been using the Tulsa Health Department’s Social Determinants of Health framework as a guide for reducing health disparities in Tulsa. The coalition was awarded $1,500 for focus groups to understand issues residents face and develop an action plan to address those issues.
The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center aims to establish and staff a mental health helpline and referral phone line at the its center. The helpline will be a new and free service to provide support, brief interventions, psychoeducation and referrals to LGBTQ+ callers from Oklahoma. The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center was awarded $500 for the recruitment and training of interns to staff the mental health helpline
2017 P2H $1,000 Award Recipients
CAP’s Early Childhood Program provides health services, developmental screenings and connections to community health resources to children under five years old and their families. The program will purchase Spot Vision Screeners to screen children as young as six months old.
INCOG is seeking to fix and repaint the crosswalks on the intersection of 21st Street and Garnett Road to encourage residents of East Tulsa to walk and cycle.
River Parks plans to purchase an Eco-Counter, which will allow the organization to know how many people use its trails system. This quantifiable data will give River Parks the opportunity to improve and expand the uses of the trail system and further improve and provide opportunities for change in the social determinants of health in Tulsa
Emerson Montessori Foundation, Inc. helps support an outdoor learning experience on the 15-acre property at Emerson Elementary School, a Title 1 school located in an urban area north of downtown Tulsa. The non-profit organization plans to promote and demonstrate healthy, sustainable farming and eating to children and the community.
R.I.S.E. is a non-profit organization focused on improving the quality of life and removing systemic inequality for the residents of low- to moderate-income neighborhoods, specifically North Tulsa. The organization will partner with Tisdale23 Catering and Event Planning to facilitate an education series on shopping and cooking for a healthier lifestyle.
Challenger 7 Park Community Garden & Food Forest is located in a West Tulsa desert and will produce fruit, vegetables, herbs and berries in spring 2018. The P2H award will help purchase tools and resources for the garden.
The Tulsa Health Department and community partners will host the fourth annual Community Baby Shower in 2018. The goal of the event is to educated 250 pregnant women and their family members about the factors contributing to infant mortality as well as connect them to local parenting support agencies and women’s health providers.
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