2018 Pathways to Health Grant Winners

This post was written by Keonté Carter In: Posted August 2, 2018

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

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