For Release: February 21, 2001
Contact: Dick Gunn
The State of the State’s Health Report to be Released Tomorrow
||Briefing for members of the news media and policy makers on the Oklahoma State Board of Health’s fifth annual state health “report card” -- the State of the State’s Health.
||Thursday, February 22, 2001, 10 a.m.
||State Capitol Blue Room
||Why do Oklahomans die from the leading causes of death at a higher rate than the rest of the nation? What solutions can be implemented now to tackle these problems?
Jay A. Gregory, MD, President, State Board of Health
Gordon H. Deckert, MD, Chair, Policy Committee, State Board of Health
Robert J. Weedn, MD, President, Oklahoma State Medical Association
Valerie Williams, Chair, Oklahoma Turning Point Council
Jerry Regier, Acting Director, Oklahoma State Department of Health and Secretary of Health and Human Services
||Since 1997, the Oklahoma State Board of Health has released an annual State of the State’s Health report, which provides an assessment of the general health status of Oklahomans.