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Oklahoma medical briefs for Aug. 10, 2014
From staff reports Published: August 8, 2014

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Meeting will focus

on health plan

The Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan update will be the focus of the Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign meeting at 2 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Oklahoma State Department of Health, 1000 NE 10, room 806. As part of the update process, community forums were recently held throughout the state to get feedback from Oklahomans concerning what they thought impacted their health status in their communities. The presentation will provide an overview of the plan and the discussions held at the community forums. The public is invited to come hear about the plan and the current update process, as well as how to connect with the program locally. To RSVP or for more information regarding OHEC, call 271-9444, ext. 56543, or email

Calm Waters prepares for support groups to start

Calm Waters Center for Children and Families offers free support groups for children, ages 3-18, and their families whose lives have been affected by death or divorce. In Calm Waters Support Groups, children will learn tools to help them through their grief process such as, self-care and support, coping with feelings, communication, and an opportunity to connect with peers who have similar experiences. Calm Waters Divorce Support Groups are offered on Tuesdays or Thursdays, and meet weekly for eight weeks from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The first Divorce Support Group will begin the week of Aug. 25. Calm Waters Grief Support Groups are offered on Mondays, and meet weekly for 16 weeks from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The first Grief Support Group will begin Aug. 25. To enroll, complete a registration form which is available at For more information contact Calm Waters at 841-4800 or Timely enrollment is encouraged due to limited space.

From staff reports