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Chronic diseases are those conditions which can be managed yet not cured. Many of these manageable diseases are the leading causes of death in Oklahoma.
The top 10 leading causes of death in Oklahoma are:*
Which account for half of the ten top causes of death.
These chronic diseases make up the core of the Chronic Disease Service.
The basis for efforts to impact these diseases is data. In support of statewide efforts, the Chronic Disease Service completed a compilation of documents, which are available for public use.
These documents are the MONAHRQ® Data Guide for Preventable Hospitalizations, Evidence-Based Strategies and Preventive Services to Reduce the Burden of Chronic Disease, and Chronic Disease in Oklahoma Data Book.
To view and/or save an electronic version of these documents, click on the picture, or contact the Chronic Disease Service for hard copies, while supplies last.
These efforts could not be achieved without the coordination of both internal and external partners. Some of these partners include:
From these pages you can learn more about the chronic conditions in Oklahoma and gain access to the public health programs which deal with the three focus areas; education, screening and self-management.
CURRENT PROJECTS can be found on each core chronic disease page, by clicking on the tabs on the upper left corner of the page.
For more information, please contact the Chronic Disease Service at 405-271-4072.
*As identified in the 2011 OK State of the State's Health Report.
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