Recovery Act: Oklahoma Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made approximately $1.4 billion in stimulus funds available in the State of Oklahoma* for Community Health Centers, universities and other institutions in the State to provide fiscal relief, improve and expand access to health care, provide child care and other social services for its most vulnerable citizens, establish the infrastructure for health information technology, and conduct scientific research.
- $1.1 billion for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $97.6 million for health information technology (IT), including:
- $67.8 million for Oklahoma’s Medicaid Electronic Health Record incentive program for implementation and payments to providers and hospitals.
- $12 million to Community Services Council of Tulsa to create a Beacon Community to lay the groundwork for the widespread use of health IT.
- $7.1 million to the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality to establish a Regional Extension Center to provide health IT support services to doctors and other providers.
- $43.5 million for scientific research, facilities, and equipment, including:
- $7 million for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation to build a patient-focused research space to improve the understanding and treatment of rheumatic diseases.
- $40.6 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and to improve quality.
- $39.1 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs to expand and improve quality.
- $33.7 million for Community Health Centers, including:
- $14.4 million for Oklahoma Community Health Services Inc., Oklahoma City, for construction, renovation, equipment, increased demand for services, and a new service site.
- $26.8 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), including $11.5 million for subsidized jobs programs.
- $13 million through the Indian Health Service, including EPA funds, for health care facilities maintenance and improvements, equipment, sanitation facilities, and health IT.
- $12.6 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to reduce poverty and assist low-income residents in becoming self-sufficient.
- $2.5 million to support 55 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $2.3 million for immunization programs.
- $2.1 million for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative for the Cherokee National Health Service Group to fight obesity and tobacco use and $1.4 million for State efforts targeting obesity and tobacco.
*The total funding in this document is based on the HHS Sept. 30, 2011, Financial and Activity Report (FAR) for the Recovery Act, available at the Department’s website, http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/reports/index.html, except for FMAP, which is based on the Oct. 21, 2011, FAR and FMAP obligations of $159.4 million in Recovery Act funds extended by P.L. 111-226. The highlights are a selection of programs funded by the Recovery Act and do not add up to the total funding within the State. For more information about individual HHS programs and Recovery Act funding, see http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/.
Last Updated: November 18, 2011