2020 Pathways to Health Grants Recipients

Pathways to Health has awarded a total of $25,000 in grants to fund projects in Tulsa County that align with the goals of the Community Health Improvement Plan.

Action Based Learning: Museum Outreach Professional Development 
conducted by Tulsa Children’s Museum Discovery Lab to train teachers and provide curriculum for STEM classes at three elementary schools.

Broken Arrow Bicycle Route Markers to partner with the City of Broken Arrow in helping  cyclists and pedestrians travel safely between neighborhoods, schools and the Rose District.

Chamberlain Park Neighborhood Bike Block Party facilitated by the North Tulsa Community Coalition and INCOG to celebrate bikes for transportation, health and fun.

Community Baby Shower hosted by Tulsa Health Departmentand partners to provide health and parenting information for expectant moms and dads, and connect families to resources and women’s health providers.

Community Chair Fitness Classes provided by Utica Park Clinic for seniors who have sustained multiple falls or fractures and deal with economic hardship, isolation and loneliness.

Diabetic Care for the Uninsured and Underinsured provided by Good Samaritan Health Services to fund lab tests and develop treatment plans for 250 diabetic patients.

Edible Plants for Will Rogers College Junior High & High School Gardening Club to purchase seeds, plants and fruit trees for the school gardens so students can learn about farm-to-table practices.

Emerson Montessori Farm & Food Project to purchase a mobile trailer to store tools and produce at Emerson, a school recently opened north of downtown Tulsa where nature plays a central role in student learning.

#Healthy Matters offered in partnership with Just the Beginning to provide nutrition, meal planning, budgeting and food prep classes for recently incarcerated women.

Human Trafficking Fresh Start Bags distributed by Ascension St. John Hospital with  basic hygiene, clothing, snacks and a comfort item for human trafficking victims.

International Festival: Celebrating Community, Health & Growth in East Tulsa for INCOG to host a revitalization event at 21st& Garnett as the first step to creating an event plaza in the community.

Joyful Movement 2020 offered by the North Tulsa Community Coalition to focus on the important connection between physical activity and mental health.

Lift Every Baby Event hosted by Innovations for Family Wellness to promote breastfeeding in the Black community.

Place-based Healthcare Events at North Tulsa Schools organized by Met Cares to provide free health screenings and flu shots.

Sickle Cell Life Transition Course hosted by the Supporters of Families with Sickle Cell Disease to teach chronic disease management strategies to youth impacted by Sickle Cell as they transition into adulthood.

Previous Pathways to Health Grant Recipients 

City of Broken Arrow plans to purchase 66 bicycle route signs to be installed along the routes shown in the GO Plan. The goal of the signs are to enable and encourage cyclists and pedestrians to travel safely through the neighborhoods.

Casa de la Cultura will improve a pedestrian underpass, which connects East Tulsa to all of the amenities and services west of US-169.

Tulsa County Parks Department plans to supply fresh produce to residents in North Tulsa by building a community garden an O’Brien Park.

Tulsa Pythian Manor Tenant Association will provide a cooking program and weekly meal kits, which includes all ingredients measured and prepped, to help residents overcome barriers to cooking.

Broken Arrow Neighbors is working to establish a Vision Care Clinic within its facility. The P2H awards will help the cost of starting up the new vision care program.

North Tulsa Community Coalition along with other partners is hosting a bike camp at Chamberlain Park. The goal of the event is for children to utilize trails of the Chamberlain Park, gain confidences in riding bikes in their community and develop healthy relationships with their peers.

Tulsa Health Department and community partners will host the fifth annual Community Baby Shower. The goal of the event is to educate 150 pregnant women about the factors contributing to infant mortality and to connect families to local parenting support agencies/women’s health providers.

Tulsa Children’s Museum Discovery Lab will offer an after-school program for students at Eugene Field and Clinton West elementary schools. At each school, Discovery Lab educations will facilitate four STEM or health and wellness for eight weeks.

YWCA Tulsa hopes to bring the Run Jump Throw to McKinley Elementary as an after-school program. Run Jump Throw is an evidence-based program to address the trend of reduced physical activity among.

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

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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