Oklahoma City Indian Clinic Gets Grant to Fund Project POWER: Fitness

ICTMN Staff
8/23/13

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic recently received a $55,000 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma to help fund Project POWER: Fitness. This program provides opportunities for wellness, health education, exercise and recreation to American Indian families in central Oklahoma.

Currently, Project POWER: Fitness encompasses all the family and youth fitness programs including the after school program, rock climbing, garden club, sports clinics, family bike nights, and family fun nights. Now the clinic is looking to expand on the project's success.

“We are ecstatic and honored to receive this grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma,” said Robyn Sunday-Allen, Oklahoma City Indian Clinic CEO. “We are always looking for ways to expand our Project POWER: Fitness program and I know this grant will go a long way to help us develop more fitness programs for the American Indian families we serve.”

Currently, the Project POWER: Fitness program encompasses many activities, including an after school program, rock climbing, garden club, sports clinics, family bike night and family fun night.

“Programs like Project POWER: Fitness are extremely important for families to get involved in to encourage good, lifelong and healthy habits in children,” said Ted Haynes, president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. “We are proud to support health and wellness programs that benefit the community, and we look forward to seeing how the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic will positively impact tribal communities with this grant.”

To learn more about Project POWER: Fitness and other Oklahoma City Indian Clinic programs, visit www.okcic.com.

About Oklahoma City Indian Clinic

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC) was established in 1974 to provide excellent health care and wellness services to urban Indians in central Oklahoma. The clinic staff cares for more than 18,000 patients from more than 220 federally recognized tribes every year. Urban Indians can receive a range of services, including medical, dental, prenatal, pharmacy, optometry, physical fitness, nutrition, family programs and behavioral and substance abuse treatment. For more information, please visit http://okcic.com.
 

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