Technology in Healthcare: Addressing Sociocultural Barriers to Quality Health

The 11th Annual Bridges to Access Conference is a student-led one-day health conference which brings together students from every college at the OUHSC campus and members of the community to learn about and discuss the healthcare issues facing Oklahomans today. This year the conference will take place on Saturday, February 17th at the OU Children’s Hospital Samis Conference Center (located at 1200 Children’s Avenue, OKC, OK).
The conference is organized by the OU Community Health Alliance; an organization of health professional students devoted to improving the healthcare of Oklahoma’s uninsured and underinsured populations through volunteering and education. The conference includes presentations from community leaders, a public health fair, a small group discussion focusing on the health care of Oklahoma, and breakfast and lunch for all participants. As a testament to Bridges to Access’ continued growth and reach, this year’s conference includes two Keynote Addresses by Gary Cox, J.D., Executive Director of the Oklahoma County Health Department and Dr. Gary Raskob, Ph.D., Dean of the OU College of Public Health.
This year’s focus will be on addressing racial, religious, gender, and socioeconomic status-related issues and biases that are widely salient in healthcare interactions. Our goal is that by the end of the day, participants will gain a new perspective on issues and solutions surrounding the various social determinants of health. We hope to inspire future and current healthcare professionals to gain new knowledge and skills to help them understand their patient’s needs on a higher level.
8:00 - 9:00 AM             Registration, Breakfast, and Public Health Fair
9:00 - 9:10 AM            Welcome and Introduction
9:10 - 10:20 AM          Keynote: Gary Cox, JD
10:30 - 11:20 AM        Breakout Session #1
11:30 - 12:20 PM         Lunch + Dr. Krishna Award
12:30 -1:20 PM            Keynote: Gary Raskob, PhD
1:30 - 2:20 PM             Breakout Session #2
2:30 - 2:45 PM             Closing Remarks

The Samis Center is located in OU Children’s Hospital. Parking will be in the parking garage adjacent to the hospital. See map for details.

OUCHA Bridges to Access 2018 Chair: Stephanie Lee,