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Chronic Disease Service (CDS) 


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:*

  • Heart Disease,
  • Cancer,
  • Stroke,
  • Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (COPD, Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis and Asthma),
  • Unintentional Injury,
  • Diabetes,
  • Influenza/Pneumonia,
  • Alzheimer's,
  • Kidney Disease,
  • Suicides.

Which account for half of the ten top causes of death.

 

These chronic diseases make up the core of the Chronic Disease Service.
Within each disease core there are three areas of concentration.  
The areas of concentration include: 

  • Education,
  • Screening, and
  • Self-Management.  

 


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.

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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:



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  • Receive free coaching with highly trained quit coaches.
  • May also be eligible for free nicotine patches, gun or lozenges.                            
  • Contact them at 1-800-QUIT NOW or OKhelpline.com.

 

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  • The Shape Your Future campaign provides useful resources to help Oklahomans Eat Better, Move More and Be Tobacco Free where they live, work, learn and play.
  •  Visit their website at www.ShapeYourFutureOK.com.

 

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  • The Living Longer Living Stronger with Chronic Conditions program is designed to provide support needed to find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, better nutrition and exercise choices, new treatment choices and better ways to talk with doctors and family about health.
  • Locate a program near you, visit "learn How to Manage Your Chronic Conditions" at www.okhealthequity.org.

        


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 focus areas; education, screening, self-management and communication.


CURRENT PROJECTS  can be found on each disease specific 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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