According to an August 31, 2017 news release from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), adult smoking in Oklahoma has decreased to 19.6% in the latest Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) report, reaching an all-time low and showing proof that focused efforts to reduce and prevent tobacco use are paying off.
While the overall smoking and obesity rates are down, there are still improvements to be made.
Click the links below to download supportive talking points from OSDH that the public health community can use to talk with people in their community about the 2016 BRFSS data and moving forward on wellness initiatives:
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Released as a set in early 2017, the FARA data provide communities across the nation with an updated look at food access and, more importantly, a view of how food deserts have changed since 2010. The FARA is a compliment to the USDA’s Food Environment Atlas, which houses county-level food related data.
Layers in this recent release include:
For more information about USDA data, including the methodology and data definitions please visit the Community Commons Food Access Research Atlas web page.
The Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment (OPNA) is an anonymous statewide risk and protective factor student survey of 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th graders conducted by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
The OPNA 2016 and 2014 State Profiles are now available! >>Read more!
This factsheet provides an overview of the OPNA 2016. Learn about what information the survey collects and how it can be used.
The target audience for the data includes superintendents, principals, teachers, and counselors.
This National Physical Activity Plan Alliance (NPAPA) report released in 2016 presents data from multiple nationally representative surveys to evaluate levels of physical activity and sedentary behavior in American children and youth, facilitators and barriers for physical activity and health outcomes related to physical activity, among 10 key indicators.
The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office provides access to data on alcohol related crashes and fatalities throughout the state. Data and fact sheets are also available for cities with populations over 5,000.
An online query system where users can access statewide or county-level data on mental health and substance abuse treatment in Oklahoma. The data from Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) includes individuals who have received a paid behavioral health service from programs ODMHSAS contracts or operates.
On-demand court records are available for alcohol offenses at http://www1.odcr.com/.
To search for alcohol related cases for some counties:
Important note: Not all courts report here. If they don’t, a list of cases from the Oklahoma State Courts Network will be shown, or you can go straight to http://www.oscn.net/dockets/.
Unfortunately there is not a way to look at the type of offense without viewing the actual case proceedings.
Have you ever wondered if your state is helping or hindering children from reaching a healthy weight? Use this interactive map tool to look at data from major studies that track state and national trends to see how your state measures up in the fight against childhood obesity. The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America is a project of the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.