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Oklahoma Culture Change Coalition

Contact Information
Lois Baer

The Oklahoma Culture Change Network (OCCN) is an alliance of organizations and professionals dedicated to improving life and work in Oklahoma elder care. Our vision is to foster person-centered environments that support elders and those closest to them through a culture that is life-affirming, satisfying, humane, and meaningful.
We are working together to create communities where elders want to live and employees choose to work. We seek to inspire long term systematic culture change that will benefit not only our parents and grandparents, but those working in long term care and those of us who might need long term care in the future.

Organizational Structure
Steering Committee Members are from varied disciplines such as Administrators, Registered Nurses all working in some form of elder care.

Scheduled Culture Change Meetings in 2015 are held the 3rd Wednesday of February, April, August and October. A Culture Change Conference will be June 18th at Metro Technology Center – Registration required.

Culture Change Meetings
Time:               2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location:          OFMQ
                       14000 Quail Springs Parkway, Suite 400

Steering Committee Members for Oklahoma Culture Change Network Are:

Michelle Billings -, 405-520-2164
Selena Wade (, 405-486-1320
Janis Raab,, 580-323-1110
Lois Baer -, 405-973-5457
Diana Sturdevant -, 918-429-8952
Matt Loyd -, 918-605-1698


Funded and convened by Leading Age Oklahoma.

2014 Accomplishments
  • Bi-monthly Network meetings continued throughout 2014 to encourage and establish education, support and to exchange experiences and plans to aid in the improvement of the quality of life for those who live and work in Oklahoma's long-term care homes with a focus on the culture change process.
  • Network Meeting Discussions/Topics included: The First 24 Hours; Best Practices-Transition of Care; Consistent Assignment-Teamwork
  • Leading Age Oklahoma Culture Change Conference in June 2014 including such topics as: Focus on Excellence-Documentation for Culture Change and Promoting Mobility, Reducing Falls and Alarms with the Reduction of Antipsychotic Medications.
  • LeadingAge Oklahoma incorporated a Culture Change emphasis within its annual conference agenda, specifically focused on Culture Change Topics.
  • LeadingAge Oklahoma hosted the Oklahoma Culture Change Network meeting during the annual conference.
  • LeadingAge Oklahoma sponsored a full day conference, "New Dimensions of Care in a Culture Change Environment", with featured speaker, Teepa Snow.
  • The Oklahoma Culture Change Network webpage continued to support experiences, communication and to provide resource information.
  • The Oklahoma Culture Change Facebook page is maintained and continues to provide communication for upcoming Network meetings.
  • Worked with OFMQ to focus on and educate direct care staff.
  • Governor Mary Fallin proclaimed April 28th through May 2nd as Culture Change Week.
  • Scheduled Culture Change Conference for June 2015.