Press Release

October 4, 2018

OHCA Contact: Jo Stainsby - (405) 522-7474; Katelynn Burns - (405) 522-7266

OHCA Hosts Regional Strategic Planning Forums

Oklahoma City - The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) is hosting a series of public forums across the state to gain input from stakeholders and community members in implementing the agency’s strategic plan.   

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority is the Oklahoma Medicaid program and administers SoonerCare and Insure Oklahoma.  

In 2017, OHCA finalized a five-year strategic plan utilizing public input from a planning meeting in Oklahoma City to help the agency meet its mission for a healthy Oklahoma and to help our state’s residents have access to quality health care services, regardless of their ability to pay.  

Located around the state, the 2018 strategy forums build upon input gathered last year during development of the strategic plan. The strategy forums will include a presentation on the current plan as well as facilitated discussions focused on the agency’s current and future operations and goals.  

The forums are open to anyone interested in attending. SoonerCare members, elected officials, providers and representatives of organizations that assist and advocate for SoonerCare members are particularly encouraged to attend.  

The locations, dates and times of these meetings are as follows:   

October 24, 1 p.m.

OHCA Charles “Ed” McFall Board Room  
4345 N. Lincoln Blvd.  
Oklahoma City, OK  

October 25, 1:30 p.m.

High Plains Tech Seminar Center 
3921 34th St.
Woodward, OK
  

October 26, 1 p.m.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University  
2929 E. Randolph  
Enid, OK  

October 29, 1 p.m.

Muskogee Public Library  
801 W Okmulgee St.  
Muskogee, OK   

November 1, 1 p.m.

Choctaw Nation Headquarters 
1802 Chukka Hina Dr.  
Durant, OK  

November 5, 1 p.m.

James O. Goodwin Health Center 
5051 S 129th E Ave.  
Tulsa, OK  

November 9, 1 p.m.

Comanche County Memorial Hospital 
3401 W Gore Blvd.  
Lawton, OK     

Please register at https://bit.ly/2Ota1qL to attend. Registration is not mandatory to attend, but it helps OHCA with planning purposes.

 

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) administers two health programs for the state. The first is SoonerCare, Oklahoma’s Medicaid program. SoonerCare works to improve the health of qualified Oklahomans by ensuring that medically necessary benefits and services are available. Qualifying Oklahomans include certain low-income children, seniors, the disabled, those being treated for breast or cervical cancer and those seeking family planning services. The second program OHCA operates is Insure Oklahoma, which assists qualifying adults and small business employees in obtaining health care coverage for themselves and their families. Currently, there are 821,781 Oklahomans enrolled in OHCA’s programs.   The agency contracts with a network of 48,486 providers. For more information, visit www.okhca.org or www.insureoklahoma.org.