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Health officials are hopeful Medicaid expansion and new safe syringe program will curtail Oklahoma’s Hepatitis C deaths

Oklahoma has long struggled with Hepatitis C and remains third in the nation for deaths from the viral infection.
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Oklahoma paid for more addiction treatment and providers say its saving lives

The state partnered with substance abuse treatment providers to eliminate a counter productive wait time people struggling with addiction had to bear to get into treatment. Providers say the change is giving people a better chance to live.

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“History in the making:” Thousands of volunteers turn out for Oklahoma’s COVID-19 vaccine effort

Local health officials say that vaccine clinics would be impossible without the volunteers who did everything from administering shots to monitoring bathrooms.
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‘Every day is a great day’: Women in Oklahoma prisons encourage people struggling through the pandemic

A nonprofit helped women in two state prisons connect with strangers during the coronavirus pandemic. The women recounted their struggles and offered advice.

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StateImpact gets a haircut: Oklahoma City barber talks about covid effects while trimming ungroomed reporter’s hair

Chuck Naifeh shares an experience that's featured tragedy, resilience
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Stitt Administration’s partially privatized Medicaid plan finds unexpected opponent: Oklahoma House Republicans

Gov. Kevin Stitt's top health priority has been SoonerSelect, a program that would bring insurance companies into Medicaid. House Republicans have joined the fight against it.
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How Oklahoma’s only school for children experiencing homelessness fought through the coronavirus pandemic

Positive Tomorrows educates Oklahoma City's most vulnerable students
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Oklahoma prisons ahead in vaccinations but advocates say earlier access could have saved lives

Over half of Oklahoma’s state prisoners are at least partially vaccinated against the coronavirus. Prisoner advocates say incarcerated people needed access sooner than the state authorized.

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