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OK25by25 Early Childhood  Coalition Bulletin


3rd Quarter 2020

Healthcare Sovereignty & The Native American Perspective


From Pat Potts: "In an effort to expand and share our understanding and commitment to help improve minority statistics in Oklahoma, we recently scheduled a special presentation for the Potts Family Foundation board focusing on the Native American experience."

The Importance of Oklahoma Fathers


From James Craig"There are a variety of studies that have examined the impact of fathers’ presence and engagement on children throughout their lives. The impact of fathers are wide and vary in scope, and even in cases where individuals who grow up in a strong and supportive single parent household still report their father’s absence felt. Thankfully, in Oklahoma, the majority of fathers (81%) have reported that they share responsibilities in raising their toddler (Oklahoma Toddler Survey 2014-2016). Still, it is important to engage all fathers in the crucial and wonderful role of being a father to their children for their children’s benefit and their own"



From Ronnisha Wiley & Juan DeLara: "Who are we? parentPRO is a free service that connects families to parenting programs that conveniently take place in the home. All programs have the capacity to serve Spanish speaking families."

AAON & Family Positive


From Fran Stephanie Cameron"AAON (NASDAQ:AAON) is engaged in the engineering, manufacturing, marketing and sale of semi-custom heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment (HVAC) for commercial use. AAON is a world leader in creating comfortable and healthy indoor environments, efficiently, through the manufacture of premium HVAC equipment."

The 20201 Family Positive Workplace applications are now open! To apply please click here.

State Leaders Can Do More to Reduce Oklahoma's Racial Disparities in Childhood Poverty


From Rebecca Fine & Josie Phillips: "When families have the resources they need—including safe housing, adequate food, affordable health care, and quality education—children can thrive. Growing up in impoverished communities where families lack access to these essential resources can significantly impact child development and well-being.

Childhood poverty is associated with negative outcomes in health, education and financial stability, and these effects may continue through adulthood. Therefore, implementing policies and expanding programs to reduce childhood poverty is vital to improving the lives of Oklahoma’s youth and strengthening our state’s future."

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