The OPE team serve as state and community partnership consultants. Their role includes: technical assistance to the Certified Healthy Oklahoma, capacity building for state and local coalitions, education, supporting the implementation of federal grants at the state/ local level and research support for developing grant applications.
In addition, OPE consultation services include data sharing, best practices and evidenced based approaches for interventions; and state and local connections to policies and organizations to support the Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan, Community Health Improvement Plans and Oklahoma Works.
CDC 1422 Million Hearts ®
Million Hearts ® efforts focus on state and public health actions to prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke and is currently being implements in the following counties: Carter, Comanche, LeFlore, Lincoln, McCurtain, Muskogee, Pittsburg, Seminole and Sequoyah.
CDC 1422 includes two components that focus on adults in the general populations and particularly for those with uncontrolled high blood pressure and those at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes: 1) supporting environmental and systems approaches; and 2) support healthy system interventions and community clinical linkages.
Certified Healthy Oklahoma
The Certified Healthy Oklahoma Program is a free, voluntary statewide certification. The certification showcases businesses, campuses, communities, congregations, early childhood programs, restaurants, and schools that are committed to supporting healthy choices through environmental and policy change. These entities working to improve the health of Oklahomans by implementing elements, policies, and programs that will help Oklahomans to eat better, move more, and be tobacco free.
Coalition & Partnership Capacity Building
To be effective, coalitions require: 1) clear organizational structure; 2) membership capacity to do the work; and 3) sustainability.
OPE provides advice, assistance and training to support capacity building for coalitions and partnerships in any stage of growth. OPE staff can assist your coalition or partnership with defining roles and procedures; visioning, assessing community readiness, bylaw development, strategic planning, targeted outcomes, recognition, leadership development and succession planning, funding opportunities and others.
Resource: SAMHSA Components of an Effective Coalitions
Community Health Improvement Partners Funding Alerts
The funding alert is provided as a convenient, readily available resource for OPE partners, practitioners, community stakeholders, coalitions, and others to preview available grant opportunities. Moreover, the alert provides a synopsis on a wide array of funding opportunities that address various health priorities
- Funding Alert: January – March 2017 (pdf)
- Funding Alert: October – December 2016 (pdf)
Oklahoma Works is an initiative to increase the wealth of all Oklahomans through facilitating quality employment for workers and ready availability of highly skilled talent for business and industry. The initiative is a coalition of state agencies, education institutions, businesses and other partners.
Oklahoma Works objectives include 1) Develop, align and connect the education and training pipeline with the needs of the state’s regional economies by coordinating strategic priorities and plans across the education and workforce system; 2) Integrate and use workforce and economic development data to inform policy, track progress and measure success; 3) Build partnerships between local industry and education at the regional level; and 4) Optimize use of resources and incentives to achieve the Oklahoma Works goal.