COBA was founded in 200 and received their 501(c)3 designation in 2014. Their mission is to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding in Oklahoma. They offer programs such as COBA Baby Cafe for drop-in lactation assistance in underserved areas, Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite recognition, and Oklahoma Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative.
The Oklahoma Mothers’ Milk Bank (OMMB) mission is to provide donor milk for critically ill and/or preterm infants in Oklahoma and surrounding states to improve short and long-term health care outcomes. Oklahoma has one of the highest rates of preterm births in the nation, with one in seven babies born...
The Oklahoma Legislature created the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women in 1994 to act as an advisory entity on equity issues relating to gender bias; monitor legislation to determine whether it is discriminatory toward one gender or the other;
Domestic Violence Program of North Central Oklahoma was founded in 1979 and is based out of Ponca City, OK. DVPNCO’s mission is to empower individuals, advocate for justice and educate the community to end domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
The Oklahoma Academy hosts a town hall every year to focus on specific areas of improvement for Oklahoma. When these diverse and insightful backgrounds come together, The Oklahoma Academy produces results and recommendations for our states’ legislature to take into consideration when solving the issues surrounding the town hall’s focus.