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Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign (OHEC)Teacher in Classroom with Children

State health organizations and community leaders have joined forces to shine the light on the glaring socio-economic and racial inequities in health and to search for ways to fight their effects on Oklahomans. The campaign alerts state and community leaders on socioeconomic and ethnic inequities in health and engages leaders in conversation and action to fight the effects of these inequities on Oklahomans. We can no longer assume that all citizens in Oklahoma will have equal opportunities for prevention interventions that lead toward behaviors conducive to health. Our individual aspirations for better health are not only for medical and lifestyle interventions but to "upstream" policies — investing in our schools, improving housing, integrating neighborhoods, creating living wage jobs with career ladders, even more equitable fiscal policies. When health equity through resource opportunities is achieved, then all citizens will be positioned to adopt healthy behaviors, leading toward improved health status for Oklahoma.

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For more information visit the Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign Website, 

www.okhealthequity.org

Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign Position Statements

Health Equity Position Statement

Food Security and Health Position Statement

Housing and Health Position Statement

Literacy and Health Equity Position Statement

Public Transportation and Health Position Statement
 

Learning to read

HERO, in collaboration with our numerous partners, recognizes the process necessary to achieve health equity. Please click on the following link to review the diagram, Eliminating Health Inequity: The Role of Local Public Health and Community Organizing.

PBS Series Documentary Series - "Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?"
The primary campaign tool being used to facilitate dialogue is the PBS documentary series, "Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?"
A 5-minute clip introduces the major themes of the series, please visit http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/video_clips_detail.php?res_id=80 

 


 

OHEC Calendar of Events 

 

 

  • May 8, 2014 -  the Oklahoma Health Literacy Partners will have its 2nd Oklahoma Health Literacy Summit, Embasy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, Norman.  For more information call 405-271-9444, ext. 56410.
  • September 27, 2012  -  Oklahoma's FIRST Health Literacy Summit . National Center for Employee Development Conference Center, Norman.  For more information call 405-830-2790

Past Event HIGHLIGHT

September 18, 2008 - Langston University, OKC Campus 
"Conversation With Moms Of Pre-Term Babies"

 

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