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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition, which outlines the amounts and types of physical activity needed to maintain or improve overall health and reduce the risk of chronic disease. The document also highlights new benefits of physical activity and tested strategies that can be used to get all Americans more active.

In fact, just about everyone benefits: young children to older adults, men and women of all races and ethnicities, women who are pregnant or postpartum, people living with a chronic condition or a disability, and people who are looking to reduce their risk of chronic disease.

What’s new in the guidelines?

  • Guidance for preschool-aged children (3-5 years)
  • Evidence for even more health benefits of physical activity
  • Discussion of sedentary behavior
  • Tested strategies for physical activity promotion
  • Removal of bout length requirement – every little bit counts!

Additionally, the Move Your Way campaign resources are designed to help explain the Guidelines to consumers. These resources include interactive tools, fact sheets, videos, and graphics that are available for communities, health professionals, and others to promote the health benefits of meeting the new recommendations, along with tips for how to help people become more active.

To help reinforce the importance of physical activity to overall health, CDC is working with states and communities through Active People, Healthy Nation – Creating an Active America, TogetherSM. By increasing activity-friendly environments, this initiative aims to help 27 million Americans become more physically active by 2027 to improve overall health and quality of life and to reduce healthcare costs.

 

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This page serves as a central hub of links to local (regional, county, or city level) health data sources for Oklahoma.

Prioritize your work, assess your progress, or make the care for your wellness initiative with the evidence on this page.

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The Rural Health Information Hub is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to be a national clearinghouse on rural health issues. Get the information you need to build, maintain, and improve services rural communities. Find information related to a specific state or topic, find case studies of what is working in rural areas, explore maps and rural data visualizations, and more.

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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.

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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is pleased to announce the release of a new tobacco control monograph, “A Socioecological Approach to Addressing Tobacco-Related Health Disparities.”

As this monograph explains, tobacco use contributes substantially to disparities in the burden of cancer by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other demographic factors. A central challenge for the nation’s cancer control efforts is to ensure that all Americans benefit from advances in tobacco control research and practice.

>>Learn more and download the report here.

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The Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center (OTRC) has various research studies that are in need of participants.

Check out these opportunities below and share this information with others!

1) Dr. Francesco Versace, Ph.D. of the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center and his research staff are looking for eligible participants between the ages of 14 and 21, in the Metro Oklahoma City Area, or willing to travel at their own expense to the OTRC facilities in Oklahoma city. This study seeks to assess differences in the brain responses of adolescent and young adult smokers and non-smokers. The whole procedure is safe and non-invasive and will take about two hours. There is no cost to you and if eligible you will be compensated for your time.

Contact information: Call 405-271-1389, e-mail brain@ouhsc.edu, or click this link for more information.

 

2) Dr. Theodore L. Wagoner, Ph.D. of the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center and his research staff are looking for eligible participants over the age of 21, who are willing to use hookah product and drink alcohol during the study, and able to travel to the OTRC facilities in Oklahoma City. This study seeks to assess the effect of concurrent hookah and alcohol consumption on smoking topography and toxicant exposure. If you and your friend are of age and typically share a hookah, you may qualify for this study being conducted at the OU Health Sciences Center. There is no cost to you and if eligible you will be compensated for your time.

Contact information: Call 405-271-4749, e-mail wagenerlab@ouhsc.edu, or click this link for more information.

Click here to learn more about additional research studies in Oklahoma focusing on e-cigarettes and vaping.

 

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The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published Healthy Aging in Action, a report that identifies specific actions for healthy aging including improvements in health and well-being for later life. The report is an action item from the National Prevention Council, chaired by the U.S. Surgeon General.

>> Learn More

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