Monthly Meeting Minutes (7/18/17)

[Personal note from Andy Moore: My apologies for not posting minutes from our March - June meetings. They're somewhere on my desk, but got put on the backburner for too long. I pledge to do better moving forward!]

  • OKDHS AIDS Coordination & Information Services (ACIS)
    • New case managers! OKC case mgr is James Cowden. 
    • Not anticipating any further cuts to ACIS funding.
    • Cooling assistance (LIHEAP) application available online here.
       
  • Be The Change
    • No updates this month.
       
  • Expressions Community Center
    • YES youth group continues to meet weekly.
       
  • Guiding Right, Inc.
    • Moving to new location on August 1st! New address: 1420 NE 23rd St., OKC, OK 73111.
    • Partnering with IDI to launch another FreshLife farmers market location soon.
       
  • HIV Prevention Co-Op
    • 51 people tested during OKC Pride; no positives. However, there were 6 people newly identified as positive during the week following Pride.
       
  • Homeless Alliance / Housing Opportunities for People With AIDS (HOPWA)
    • Two new HOPWA case managers: Georgia Johnson & Michelle Snyder. Referral process remains the same.
       
  • Latino Community Development Agency (LCDA)
    • Health fair on 8/5 from 8a-6p at the LCDA office. Will be offering HIV testing, general health screenings. Open to all public.
    • Annual luncheon is Sept 27th. Contact Nohora if you would like an invitation. 405-236-0701 x133.
    • Support groups for women are ongoing, and are conducted in Spanish. Contact Nohora for more details.
       
  • Legal Aid
    • Please send referrals!
    • Reminder: civil cases only; not criminal.
    • Phone: 488-6782
    • Fax: 557-0023
       
  • Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund (OACF)
    • Positive Heroes speaker series event is Tues 7/25 from 5:30 - 8pm, featuring Jeanne White-Ginder, the mother of Ryan White. Cocktail hour from 5:30-6:30, then programming. Heavy hors d'voeurs, open bar, powerful message. Tickets available online here.
       
  • Oklahoma Primary Care Association / ACA Marketplace Navigators
  • Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) HIV/STD Service
    • HIV awareness/testing marketing campaign runs thru Sept 30.
    • Oklahoma City continues to see increasing rates of syphilis. (Follows a national trend of the same thing.)
    • Updating case mgmt standards, audit tools, etc. Will be positive change for staff and clients. 
       
  • OUHSC Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
    • Two openings: Case Manager & Nurse.
    • Next available medical appointments for brand new HIV patients is in September. Return patients can get in much sooner. 
      • New patients can still have labs done within just a few days of when they are referred.
         
  • Other Options, Inc.
    • No updates this month.
       
  • Northcare
    • Kris Williams running two YOU groups:
      • ages 13-17, Tues 5-9p @ Mayflower Church.
      • ages 18-25, Wed 6-10 @ Other Options.
    • Contact Kris at 405-315-9901 or kris.williams@northcare.com.
       
  • Planned Parenthood Great Plains
  • RAIN Oklahoma
    • Two new case managers: Gregg Fryday and Veronica Guerrero.
       
  • VarietyCare
    • HIV testing available at Straka Terrace location on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 4-7pm. 
       
  • 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.