Focus Forward Oklahoma

about us

about focus forward oklahoma


To decrease unintended pregnancies in Oklahoma by increasing access to and utilization of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC).


In addition to time, staff and resources provided by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA), the Focus Forward Oklahoma program is made possible by a Children’s Health Insurance Program Health Services Initiative and the generous donations of the following private funders:

  • George Kaiser Family Foundation
  • David and Jean McLaughlin
  • Anonymous Donor

Planned program activities fall into one of three categories:

  1. Policy Change
  2. Communication
  3. Education

For more information on program activities, contact us at


advisory committee

The Focus Forward Oklahoma Advisory Committee is made up of experts in the fields of medicine, education, non-profit work, teen pregnancy prevention, state government, insurance and policy. The committee meets on a quarterly basis.

Bruce Dart, Ph.D.
Tulsa Health Department

Chad Smith, M.D.
Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Initiative

David McLaughlin
McLaughlin Family Foundation

Frank Lawler, M.D.

Jean McLaughlin
McLaughlin Family Foundation

Jim McCarthy, J.D.
Community Health Connection

John Schumann, M.D.
University of Oklahoma – Tulsa

Joseph Cunningham, M.D.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Oklahoma

Joseph R. Johnson, D.O.
OSU Center for Health Sciences

Joyce Marshall, MPH
Oklahoma State Department of Health

Kerri Stewart, RN
Oklahoma City County Health Department

Kimberly Butler, MPH
George Kaiser Family Foundation

Lance Frye, M.D.
OSU Center for Health Sciences

Laura Bellis
Take Control Initiative

Laura Lang
Thrive: A Sexual Health Collective

Lin Goldston, MHA, CPHQ
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Lydia Nightingale, M.D.
Variety Care

Lynn Mitchell, M.D.
OU Physicians

Max Burchett, Pharm.D
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic

Mindy Galoob, MBA
Take Control Initiative

Patrick McGough, DNP
OKC- County Health Department

Rick Snyder, FHFMA
Oklahoma Hospital Association

Robyn Sunday-Allen, RN, MPH
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic

Sabrina Wyatt, M.D.
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Sarah Roberts
Inasmuch Foundation

Sharla Owens
Tulsa Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Tina Burdett
Kirkpatrick Family Fund

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