Oklahoma Spotlight

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Look back on a sampling of efforts around Oklahoma that made the news this past month to learn about policies, practices, and programs that are making Oklahoma communities healthier. Whether you find out about new initiatives in your area or enjoy a boost by celebrating “wins” in wellness, there’s value in seeing what’s new!

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The Lunch & Learn webinar, hosted on October 8, 2019 by the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, provided an overview of e-cigarette and vaping products, youth access issues, health/safety risks associated with e-cigarette and vaping product use, and utilizing the Tobacco Prevention & Youth Engagement Guide. Attendees received information about the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s response to serious lung injuries related to e-cigarette and vaping product use and who to contact if they (or community members) have additional questions.

Click here to access the recording. Technical difficulties were experienced during the live session and are present in the recording.

Click here for a PDF of the presentation used during the webinar.

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Look back on a sampling of efforts around Oklahoma that made the news this past month to learn about policies, practices, and programs that are making Oklahoma communities healthier. Whether you find out about new initiatives in your area or enjoy a boost by celebrating “wins” in wellness, there’s value in seeing what’s new!

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In April 2019, the Oklahoma Conference of Churches began a partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services on an extensive program of outreach education and awareness on opioids. The focus of this project is to equip churches and faith communities with the necessary information to understand the proper use of opioids, the risks that come with their use, the proper storage of medication, and what to do if you suspect that someone in your family or community is at risk for an overdose.

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