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
Regional Prevention Coordinator (RPC) Network
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.
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.