Healthy communities should be commended for being proactive

The United Health Foundation ranked Oklahoma number 43 in the nation in terms of health in 2017, and for one local nonprofit the answer to improving the state’s health may have been recommended in their Town Hall. 

A healthier Oklahoma has been an ongoing goal and recommendation of The Oklahoma Academy with Town Halls on health being held in 2002 and 2014. The 2014 Town Hall, “We Can Do Better, Improving the Health of the Oklahoma People,” recommended five priorities that needed to be addressed in the state.

The five priories included: 1.) Oklahoma Legislature increase the funding for the Feder...

Jennifer Engleman | Jul 9, 2018
Oklahoma Academy News: March 2018

Oklahoma Academy News March 2018

We're in the final stretch of Winter. Soon warmer temperatures, rain and Daffodils will be springing onto the scene. The Oklahoma Academy has a similar burst of energy stirring as we move into the season of community building. In just a few weeks, we'll begin hosting both Gubernatorial Issues Forums and our regular community outreach meetings in every corner of the state. These regional community events plant and nourish the seeds of civil discourse, collaborative and creative problem solving and important policy change-making to improve health, education, justice, business and many other facets of life in Oklahoma. 

Read on below to learn more about our upcoming community events (the first Gubernatorial Forum is March 8 in Durant!) and read a brief review of two February events: the first ever Oklahoma Academy Advocacy Day and our annual Legislators’ Welcome Reception. We also have new board members and new of...

Jennifer Engleman | Mar 1, 2018