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Tribes' impact on state nearly $13B in 2017, officials say. Click on link  below.   https://oklahoman.com/gallery/6040476/oklahoma-native-impact-study  
One of the largest and most impactful contributions by 38 federally recognized tribes has been in health care. Oklahoma tribes make millions in payments to Oklahoma health care entities every year when a tribal citizen is referred to private health care providers. In addition, many tribes own and operate hospitals and health centers across the state that serve both Native Americans and non-Native American community members. Check out some incredible facts of what our tribal impacts to the state truly are! Click on the link below. http://www.oknativeimpact.com/healthcare-impact/  
We would like to encourage all Native children and Non-Native SoonerCare children to schedule an appointment at our clinic during the month of February. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.  The American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month each February.  The AST Dental Clinic will be visiting schools in the service area during Dental Health Month to educate children about the importance of good dental care habits.  Please call Little Axe Health Center and ask for the Dental Department to schedule your Native child or Non-Native SoonerCare child at 405.447.0300.