Multi-million Dollar Grant Targets Medically Underserved in Oklahoma
Multi-million Dollar Grant Targets Medically Underserved in OklahomaOKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin today announced a new $20.3 million federal grant to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in collaboration with Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and other institutions across the state. The grant targets medically-underserved populations, especially in rural areas of Oklahoma.
Dementia is the name for a group of brain conditions that make it harder to remember, reason, and communicate. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. Years ago, dementia was often called “senility.” It was even thought to be a normal part of aging. We now know that it’s not normal. It’s caused by ongoing damage to cells in the brain.
Did you know that Oklahoma is one of the most challenging places to live for children with asthma? Asthma affects nearly 1 in 13 school-age children in Oklahoma, and is the leading cause of school absences due to chronic illness.