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Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) provides a one page summary outlining information on the healthcare workforce and health facilities in Oklahoma. This document provides an overview of available services within the state, while the full databook includes a breakdown by county. In the full databook, there is also a map visualizing the geographic distribution of these services through the state (pgs. 96-135).

Click here for more information on OSDH data and reports.

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The County Health Rankings Dashboards, published each year by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), provide information about how health is influenced based on the community you live in. These reports can highlight local gaps in health and opportunity due to place or race. County-specific information on factors that drive health in Oklahoma can be found here.

Residents in one county are more likely to die prematurely or not be as healthy as residents in another county in the same state if they do not have the same kinds of opportunities to be their healthiest. State-specific data regarding health gaps within Oklahoma and why they matter can be found here.

For more information about the health rankings, or the work of RWJF, click here.

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Community Commons is an interactive resource that allows users to generate maps and data reports on a variety of topics, including public health, food access, and environmental factors.

>>Learn more

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The Regional Prevention Center Network would like to ask you for help! They are currently seeking opinions of all Oklahomans on their safe storage and disposal of prescription drugs and responsible alcohol consumption.

Take the survey & spread the word!

OK In The Know Members, we would like to ask you to please take the survey and share it via email lists / newsletters, social media, or other channels with friends, family, customers, community partners, and other contacts. The survey is completely anonymous and takes about 5 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey, there is an opportunity to enroll in a drawing to win $250 and other prizes. The survey will be open until November 17, 2017.

Survey link: https://www.research.net/r/OKcommunity

This survey helps the RPC network continue to understand their community. With this survey, they will choose evidence-based strategies to implement with their funding based on the community’s needs. Please let Karin Leimbach know if you have any questions by calling (405) 548-5059 or e-mail at kleimbach@dccca.org .

Thank you in advance for your help in learning more about our communities so we can better serve them!

 

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Every few years the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s Community Epidemiology & Evaluation Unit  releases a report focusing on health factors of the residents in each county. The topical information and flagship issues addressed, highlight each county and align with Healthy People 2020 indicators. Health care costs are also detailed within the reports.

Data informing these reports is collected by county health departments and community partnerships to provide the most accurate health data for each county. Topics covered include:

  • Demographics and socioeconomics
  • Tobacco use
  • Obesity
  • Children’s health
  • Behavioral health
  • Binge drinking
  • Nutrition and physical activity
  • Diabetes
  • Death, injury, and violence
  • County health department usage
  • Access to care

Use this local data to help understand what efforts your community can take to address the most prominent health concerns in your area. Recognizing these health topics can also help guide prospective partnerships.

>>Click here to access the most recent health profiles, plus supplemental maps and data tables.

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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.

>> Read more.

Spread the word!

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:

Members only; please log in to view the links.

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