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State Representative Forrest Bennett in his office at the Oklahoma State Capitol, Thursday, May 11, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

2017 Wellness Report shows success of Wellness Now Coalition

2017 Wellness Report shows success of Wellness Now Coalition

Leaders at the Oklahoma City-County Health Department hope to continue seeing improvement in the years to come.

Aundria Goree, administrator of community health, talks about a grand the OCCHD has recently received, Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

OCCHD, others receive a federal grant to bridge gap between social, medical care

“Unmet health needs like food insecurity, transportation issues and unstable housing can lead to developing risks for chronic diseases,” she said. “We want to combat individuals increasing their risks of developing chronic diseases through traditional health care with preventable care.”

Principal Aspasia Carlson at John Marshall Mid-High, Friday, April 14, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

John Marshall Mid-High principal named Oklahoma Principal of the Year

Aspasia Carlson has tried to encourage attitudes and academic achievement during her time at the local high school.

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A statewide program helps improve the lives of first-time mothers and their children

Oklahoma’s Children First partners with first-time, low-income moms and families to build safe, stable, healthy homes for children.

Myra Moaning teaches her kindergarten class at Little Light Christian School, Thursday, March 2, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

A local school works to reduce risks for children with incarcerated parents

Children with incarcerated parents face slimmer chances of success than other children, but Little Light Christian School hopes to reverse those odds.

Sandino Thompson, community member on OKCPS Northeast Task Force, poses for a photo at F.D. Moon, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Local task force focuses on improving students’ lives

OKCPS’ Northeast Task Force works to develop recommendations for change in northeast Oklahoma City schools.

Andrew Tevington at Oklahoma Gazette offices, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Oklahoma City-County Health Department and Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma team up

Lawyers assist patients with various issues, leading to better and often cheaper health care outcomes.

The old OKC Municipal Courts, across the street from new construction.  mh

Municipal court reforms protect the poor from undue punishment

The marshal assist program allows the municipal court to work with offenders to pay their fines without imprisonment.

Joy Hofmeister takes questions and comments during a town hall meeting at Capitol Hill High School, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

State superintendent holds town hall meeting to address new education standards

Each state will approve Every Student Succeeds Act requirements and send them to the United States Department of Education.

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