August 7, 2020
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2020
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic receives grant funding from Telligen Community Initiative
Funding is designed to initiate and support innovative health-related projects designed to improve health, social well-being and educational attainment
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC), a nonprofit clinic providing health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, received a $50,000 grant from Telligen Community Initiative (TCI) to help support lean initiatives.
TCI works to support projects in the priority funding areas of health innovation, health care workforce development and access to care for the underserved. Since 2014, TCI has awarded more than $10.3 million to 251 organizations and projects in Iowa, Illinois, Oklahoma and Colorado.
“These funds serve to strengthen our operational efficiency and create partnerships within Oklahoma Native American health clinics to help provide improved health care,” Carla High said, OKCIC’s Director of Continuous Improvement. “The idea is to maximize the efficiency of all our clinics by working as a coalition and sharing processes.”
OKCIC was one of only 15 grants selected for TCI’s 2020 Oklahoma and Colorado-based funding cycle, which awarded a total of $640,685 in grants to nonprofit organizations in these states ($325,000 to Oklahoma and $315,685 to Colorado).
About Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC) was established in 1974 to provide excellent health care and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma. The clinic staff cares for more than 20,000 patients from more than 220 federally recognized tribes every year. American Indians can receive a range of services, including medical, dental, pediatrics, prenatal, pharmacy, optometry, physical fitness, nutrition, family programs and behavioral health services. For more information, please visit www.okcic.com.
About Telligen Community Initiative
Telligen Community Initiative (TCI) is the charitable foundation of Telligen, Inc., a private, nonprofit health care intelligence company. TCI seeks to empower organizations and citizens to improve their individual and overall community health. TCI funding is designed to initiate and support innovative health-related projects designed to improve health, social well-being, and educational attainment. The foundation’s funding focuses on project support in Iowa, Illinois, and Oklahoma within the areas of health innovation, health for the underserved and healthcare workforce development. For more information about TCI, please visit www.telligenci.org