Our WorkEmpowering people in need with knowledge, tools, and skills
The national physician/patient ratio is 271.6 per 100,000 people.
Oklahoma falls within the top ten states with the worst shortages at 205.3 physicians per 100,000 people.* In an effort to address Oklahoma’s physician shortage, The William K. Warren Foundation (“Foundation”) has endowed scholarship programs at three local universities for medical students primarily studying the fields of pediatrics, primary care, and neurosciences who have expressed an interest and commitment to remain in Oklahoma to practice medicine.
The Foundation also supports northeast Oklahoma health education organizations that have the resources, knowledge, tools, and skills to improve the lives of those who are physically and mentally challenged and their families.
Finally, the Foundation has made mission-related investments in early-stage companies that are using artificial intelligence and other computational methods to better triage and diagnose patients to expand and extend the productivity of clinicians to help alleviate these shortages and to improve the quality of care.
*Board Vitals, 2018
also supports other northeast Oklahoma organizations that directly improve wellness and provide care.
There is particular interest in organizations with proven strategies to better prevent, diagnose, and treat mental illness.
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