Health Care Forum: Hunger in Tulsa
1 W. 3rd St., Suite 100
Saint Francis Health System Room
Tulsa, OK 74103
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This installment of the Tulsa Regional Chamber Health Care Forum series will focus on hunger in Tulsa and access to food. One in six Oklahoma households are food insecure, lacking reliable access to nutritional food. The problem is especially widespread in children, 26 percent of whom are food insecure in Oklahoma — 242,990 children in all.
But food insecurity isn’t just a social issue. For children, hunger impairs concentration in school and contributes to behavioral problems, lower grades and poorer workforce outcomes. For adults, inadequate nutrition leads to chronic health conditions that drive up costs and limit workforce availability and productivity. That makes food insecurity a concern for businesses that need a skilled, healthy workforce — both now and in the future.
Join us for a panel of leaders working on solutions statewide and in Tulsa, including:
- Dr. Deborah Gist, TPS Superintendent
- Eileen Bradshaw, Executive Director, Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
- Aaron Johnson, Executive Director, Tulsa Dream Center
- Chris Bernard, CEO, Hunger Free Oklahoma