The Healthy Women, Healthy Futures (HWHF) program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing is the recipient of a recent grant and community award. HWHF is a one-year pre-pregnancy women’s health program provided in collaboration with CAP-Tulsa, and Educare.
Telligen Community Initiative (TCI), the private charitable foundation of Telligen, Inc., will provide a $24,996 grant to University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center to help fund their Healthy Women, Healthy Futures (HWHF) program. The pre-pregnancy program focuses on improving the health of at-risk women living in poverty, thus reducing risk factors that contribute to poor maternal and infant birth outcomes. The TCI funding will support HWHF’s care coordination activities and assist in the provision of vitamins, calcium, dental care, medical supplies, and medications to the mothers of children enrolled in early childhood education centers. “HWHF has been a great program. I’ve learned so much. Not only how to deal with the little things in my life, but also how to better myself, “stated one of the HWHF participates.
In addition, the Oklahoma Turning Point Council has awarded the Healthy Women, Healthy Futures program the Community Champion Award in the Behavioral Health category. The OTPC was formed to help transform public health in Oklahoma by working directly with community partnerships on health improvement initiatives. The HWHF program will be recognized during the awards celebration in September at the 18th Annual OTPC conference in Norman.