OU Team-Based Response to Covid-19

Community Conversations



Unity Clinic, in the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs, invites the OU Health/OUHSC campus community to participate in a “Community Conversation” event. 

Our first Community Conversation of 2020-2021 will address common fears and misconceptions related to the Covid-19 vaccine.  The purpose is to increase vaccine awareness among OU Health/OUHSC staff, students, clinicians, and faculty.


Event Details

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
12:00-1:00 pm
Hosted virtually through zoom at: https://zoom.us/j/95993372338?pwd=V2RjRTh2LzBJSFpKK1JtTVI2YnRPZz09


Common Concerns

A pre-event survey was sent to the OU campus community.  We've prepared a short brochure addressing some of the common questions received.

OU Health Strike Team Vaccine Pods

vaccine vialsBeginning in January 2021, the Unity Clinic began assisting with OU Health Covid-19 Vaccination pods.  The team contributed to delivering over 50,000 doses!  

With this success, the team is now working with OU Health as the "Strike Team.


What is a Strike Team?

Strike Team is a term referring to the small team that partners with community organizations to host targeted outreach events. The goal is to make vaccines more accessible to community members by taking the vaccines to them, where they are, at times convenient to them.  A small team of students from across professions supervised by a faculty clinician work with our community partners to decide event specifics and then operate the vaccine clinic.


Host a Vaccine Pod

Any community organization can request an on-site vaccine pod. To get started, please complete our request form at: https://ousurvey.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7V49hB4q7d0SJEO. The password is: VaccinateOK


Volunteer with a Vaccine Pod 

We're proud to partner with the OU Health community in the delivery of our vaccination events. Please contact Unity-Clinic@ouhsc.edu for additional details.

Additional Opportunities

Student Online Training

Student Online Training

To access the training:

  • Log-in D2L w/HSC credentials at: https://learn.ouhsc.edu/d2l/loginh/
  • On the top navigation bar, click “More”
  • Click Self Registration
  • Select “COVID-19 Student Training”
  • Complete the short registration form
  • Click the link to open the course
  • Allow one hour to review the lectures

Training Process:

  • Complete the introductory survey
  • Review a few short videos
  • Complete a short 5-question quiz
  • Download the completion certificate (allow up to 10 minutes for it to be available)
  • Keep a copy for your files

If you have any questions or feedback, please email Margaret Robinson at Margaret-robinson@ouhsc.edu.

Community Outreach

COVID-19 Community-Based Student Service Opportunities

Students from various programs at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center may be able to provide support to community-based agencies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic while receiving academic credit related to objective-based student experiences. Students have a variety of healthcare expertise and experience.  


At this time, OUHSC students are restricted from physical, direct-patient contact.

Community-Based Service Opportunities Available for Academic Experiences:

Including, but not limited to:

  • Call-center phone lines
  • Providing supervised patient history, assessment, limited diagnosis by telephone or video connection
  • Assisting with patient education materials
  • Supporting other medical teams with paperwork or logistics

Information for Community Agencies:

  • Service activities must align with educational goals of participating OUHSC programs.  
  • All requests will be reviewed by academic program personnel.  
  • Agencies must provide materials, equipment, and supervision (including preceptors) for students.
  • Affiliation Agreements must be in place in writing prior to student participation.

To Request Participants:

  1. Please complete a short request form at: https://ouhsc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cuUiGUGKMExTxFr
  2. Requests will be forwarded for review.  This process may take a few days.
  3. Personnel from OUHSC will follow-up with you regarding specifics and/or to confirm participation.


Please contact the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs at OUHSC-IPE@ouhsc.edu.

OU Million Mask Challenge

Face masks are the first line of defense for healthcare workers who are battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Personal protective equipment, often called PPE, is one of the keys to keeping healthcare professionals safe in the battle against COVID-19 — and face masks are the first line of defense.

OU Medicine is proud to have already instituted universal masking on our campus, which means every individual is asked to wear a mask with varying mask types, depending upon the area in which the individual is within. This increases protection, but also increases our needs for different types of masks, including surgical masks, K N-95 masks, and N-95 masks, which are formally designated as personal protective equipment, or PPE. The global supply for this equipment continues to be uncertain and we are actively taking steps to secure more supplies. The availability of these supplies long term is also uncertain, due to the incredible demand worldwide.

Mask Patterns

Drop off Locations

Call 405-271-1234 or email giving@oumedicine.com with questions, Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Oklahoma City

The Children’s Hospital
1200 Children’s Avenue
Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Main Valet Entrance


Schusterman Center Clinic
4444 East. 41st St., Tulsa, OK, 74135
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

OKC Metro Porch Pick-Up

To schedule a porch pick up of masks in the OKC metro area, please contact the OU College of Medicine Community Response Team at 405-283-8479.

Tulsa Metro Porch Pick-Up

To schedule a drop-off of t-shirts to make masks or a porch pick up of masks in the Tulsa metro area, please contact the OU School of Community Medicine Community Response Team at 918-409-2395.

OKRMC Volunteers

For those interested in further helping the community, volunteers are invited to sign up to assist the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps. Information about volunteering can be found at: https://www.okmrc.org/volunteering/