NCUIH’s Federal Relations Manager, Alexandra Payan, recently visited the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC), which has provided extensive health and social services to AI/ANs living in Oklahoma City for almost 50 years. Ms. Payan toured the facilities and met with OKCIC Executive Director, Robyn Sunday-Allen and Vice-President of Policy, Diabetes and Prevention, Michelle Dennison. Ms. Sunday-Allen also serves as Vice-President of NCUIH’s Board of Directors. Ms. Payan and OKCIC leadership discussed upcoming projects for the OKCIC, including breaking ground on the new women’s health and pediatric facility OKCIC purchased last year and continued expansion for the growing facility that serves over 22,000 patients from over 200 federally recognized Tribes each year. During the tour, Ms. Payan was also able to see the facility’s demonstration kitchen where they host classes for all ages through their healthy eating/nutrition program.
NCUIH is excited to see the great work OKCIC is doing for their community and looks forward to the many new projects ahead!