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SoonerCare, Oklahoma's Medicaid program, provides health care to children under the age of 19, adults with children under the age of 18, pregnant women and people who are older than 65 or have blindness or another disability.
The Children First Program can teach you the things you need to know about being pregnant. Also, it teaches you the skills you need to be a good parent. This program is community-based and offers public health nurse home visitation to families who are expecting their first child. The program is voluntary and does not replace your health care provider or family doctor.
The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are "insured," meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.
This program provides specialty services to children with special needs and their families. Included services are neonatal services, specialty services for children diagnosed with sickle cell anemia, formula for children with PKU, outreach clinics in rural areas and respite care services.
TEFRA (Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982) gives states the option to make Medicaid (SoonerCare in Oklahoma) benefits available to children with physical or mental disabilities who would not ordinarily be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits because of their parent's income or resources. This option allows children who are eligible for institutional services to be cared for in their homes.
The purpose of the Crime Victims Compensation Act is to provide a method of compensation for victims of violent crime. All funds come from federal and state offenders through fines and penalty assessments. An arrest of the offender does NOT have to take place in order to be eligible to file a claim; however, the victim and/or claimant is expected to fully cooperate in the apprehension, investigation, and prosecution of the perpetrator. The claimant is also expected to fully cooperate with the District Attorney's Office and Victims Compensation Board staff during the processing of the claim.
Physicians and Advanced Practice Nurses (APRNs) provide well child care and treatment for minor acute illnesses for ages 0-21 years in county health departments. Contractual agreements in Tulsa and Oklahoma counties assist to assure accessible, comprehensive, and quality clinical services are available to children and adolescents living in those communities. In addition, in several rural communities throughout the state, professional service agreements exist with dental professionals for the provision of dental care.
Take Charge! is Oklahoma's Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (BCCEDP). The Oklahoma State Department of Health, Chronic Disease Service provides this program through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).