OU-Tulsa Receives $50,000 Donation

OU-Tulsa Receives $50,000 Donation

GREAT GRANT: Bank of America recently announced a $50,000 grant given to University of Oklahoma-Tulsa in support of the Bedlam Alliance for Community Health and the OU-Tulsa educational leadership program. Bank of America Oklahoma President Michael Earl, left, presented OU-Tulsa President Dr. Gerard Clancy with the check at a luncheon on March 31.

MIRANDA ENZOR for GTR Newspapers

University of Oklahoma-Tulsa officials announced March 31 a $50,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation in support of the Bedlam Alliance for Community Health and the OU-Tulsa educational leadership program. The grant will help fund critical primary care services for more Oklahomans in need of a medical home and assist in the preventive education services planned for all clinic sites.

Bedlam Alliance for Community Health, an innovative, collaborative program, has provided affordable healthcare to the indigent and underserved in Tulsa County since 2003. Interactive clinics provide medical homes to nearly 14,000 at-risk school children, residents of public housing, isolated elderly, single parents and working poor each year.

“The Bedlam Community Health Partnership represents a unique model that extends healthcare services to northeast Oklahoma’s underinsured and underserved,” says Bank of America Oklahoma President Michael Earl. “As part of our commitment to enhance the vitality of neighborhoods we serve, Bank of America is proud to continue to support this program designed to improve the overall health of families and deserving individuals in the Tulsa community.”

Funds from the grant will also help provide scholarships for masters and doctoral students in the educational administration program at OU-Tulsa. This program prepares graduates for principal, superintendent and central office administrator positions in local elementary and secondary schools in low to moderate income neighborhoods.

“This grant from Bank of America allows us to expand two important programs critical to the Tulsa community,” says OU-Tulsa President Gerard P. Clancy, M.D. “Bank of America’s strong commitment to the community is illustrated through this grant allowing OU-Tulsa to enhance programs and services for those who need it most.”

The Bedlam Model provides an essential teaching component to OU medical, pharmacy and nursing students. Hands-on training strengthens clinical skills, overall curriculum and cultural competency while supporting an appreciation for volunteerism and efficient clinic operation.

Updated 05-01-2008

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