Who’s who: Directory of Members of the OK In the Know Collaboration

Find out who to contact to get involved in health and wellness initiatives in your community! This page is not an exhaustive list, but provides contact information for the core members of the OK In the Know collaboration working at the local and regional levels throughout Oklahoma. Last reviewed: Dec 2019.

Browse the Public Health Organizations category of this site for more contacts and organizations contributing to public health in Oklahoma.

Healthy Living Program (HLP) grantees

The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust’s (TSET) Healthy Living Program consists of grants to 50 organizations working in 63 counties to prevent and reduce tobacco use and obesity, the primary causes of Oklahoma’s top killers – cancer and cardiovascular disease.
>> Click here to find a local contact information for each organization funded under the HLP.

Regional Prevention Coordinator (RPC) Network

The primary goal of the Regional Prevention Coordinators (RPCs) is to provide regional prevention services by engaging community members, local organizations, public agencies, youth and the media to change community conditions that contribute to alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) related problems.
>> Click here for an RPC Network map and contact information for each of the RPCs. More resources related to this program are available from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) website.

Oklahoma State Department of Health


The Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion currently funds programs to address tobacco-related disparities in American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, and African American communities. The programs address health concerns in disparate populations related to tobacco control, physical activity, nutrition, and equity. To accomplish this, M-POWER programs work to build capacity within their partner organizations assess, identify, and implement evidence-based or promising strategies, while ensuring cultural relevance.

Government & Regulatory Affairs – External Partnerships Staff

Government & Regulatory Affairs Department focus areas include: legislative, policy, strategic planning, partnerships and data/statistics.  Staff within External Partnerships work to engage local, state and national partners in activities and projects to aid OSDH in fulfilling its core public health services – prevention, promotion and protection. External Partnerships includes the following offices:

  • Office of Tribal Liaison
  • Office of Primary Care & Rural Health Development
  • Office of Health Equity & Minority Health

>> Click here for more details about the roles of the External Partnerships staff and related resources.


Health Educators

Housed within Community & Family Services at the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), County Health Educators serve as local specialists who provide education, advocacy and organizational support within communities, schools, health care facilities, businesses, and public and private agencies. Health educators have the skill sets necessary to provide health information to the public. Health educators are trained professionals in community health and wellness and provide training and technical assistance to individuals and communities. Health educators are “change agents” employed to promote a shared vision for the practice of Health Education and Promotion. This is accomplished through fostering partnerships within the profession and within the community and informing the public about best practices to stay healthy.

>> Click here for a Health Educator map with contact information.


OK In the Know Member Directory

The OK In the Know Member Directory (members only; login required) can help users find specific contacts from the groups described above. The advanced search feature of the Directory allows users to filter the member list to identify people who are working in specific locations or sectors who may be interested in supporting your efforts, or find people with expertise in a particular topic area.

>> Click here to learn more about how to use the OK In the Know Member Directory.

>> Click here to access the Member Directory.


  1. Hello;
    Would you please correct the contact information for Gateway to Prevention in Seminole County? Regina Grass is no longer with us. We have 2 co-cordinators: Bettye Finch, 405-317-1105; and Claudia Willis, 405-380-7300.
    Thank you. Bettye Finch


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