Monthly Meeting Minutes (10/17/17)

  • NorthCare youth programs
    • New office New office at 4001 N. Classen, Suite 200
      • Young Adult group - Wednesdays 6-10pm
      • Teen group - Thursdays 5-9pm
    • Diversity-themed health fair at OUHSC in February; seeking vendors. Contact
       
  • Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund (OACF)
    • New office: 4001 N. Classen, Suite 101
    • HIV advocacy efforts are ongoing. Current focus remains on updating the language of the health education mandate; will again be proposing state legislation to make that happen.
      • Monthly "citizen advocacy" trainings. Firs tone is on 10/26 from 6-7pm at the OACF office.
    • World AIDS Day activities:
      • Art Show @ Waters Edge on 10/30 @ 5-8p
    • Red Tie Night is March 3rd at the Cowboy Hall of Fame. Tickets available online.
       
  • Oklahoma Primary Care Association / ACA Marketplace Navigators
    • The Affordable Care Act is still in place and operational.
    • Open Enrollment is Nov 1 - Dec 15th. 
    • Income guidelines for Marketplace, Soonercare, & Insure OK
       
  • Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) HIV/STD Service
    • New Linkage to Care DIS, Torey Jones. Job will be to reach out to patients who have fallen out of care.
    • General CTR update for existing testers on Nov 13th in OKC at the Dept of Labor building at 3017 N. Stiles. 
    • Staff furloughs begin Nov 1st. Call main number 271-4636.
       
  • OUHSC Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI Clinic)
    • Next available appts: 
      • New: mid-December
      • Returns: this week
    • New staff recently started:
      • Case Manager: Lorie Lashway-Grant, MSW
      • Nursing supervisor: Amanda Knotts, RN
      • Front desk: Cherry Chandler
      • Nurse Practitioner: Nissy Mathew, APRN. (Taking Courtney's place.)
    • Dental program active. Screenings in IDI on Thurs mornings 9a-12p.
    • ACA Enrollment events at IDI: 11/10, 11/17, 12/1. 
       
  • Other Options, Inc.
    • New hours of operation [flyer]
    • New referral form [form]
    • Reminder of Mary's new email address: otheroptionsokc@outlook.com. 
       
  • RAIN Oklahoma
    • New case manager in Lawton: Joyce McWilliams. 580-353-7900.
    • May have new dental provider soon.
       
  • VarietyCare
    • Free HIV 3rd Thursday of the month, 4-7pm at the all-access clinic (Straka Terrace location).
      • No testing in December.
         
  • Other announcements:
    • 2 Spirits Plus continues to meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm at Church of the Open Arms.
    • PFLAG meets on 1st Tuesday of the month at Freedom Oklahoma office. 
      • PFLAG Fall Family Potluck 10/28 from 2-6pm. [flyer]