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FOR RELEASE: September 21, 2007
CONTACT: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications
405/271-5601

Media Advisory

State Health Dept. to Launch New Employee Ethics Handbook

What:      Launch of new OSDH Ethics Handbook: Elevating Pride and Excellence for state health agency employees

When:     Monday, Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m.

Where:    Oklahoma State Department of Health
               Conference Room 806
               1000 Northeast Tenth Street, Oklahoma City

Featuring: - Drew Edmondson, Oklahoma Attorney General
                - House Speaker Lance Cargill
                - State Sen. Jonathan Nichols
                - Marilyn Hughes, Executive Director, OK Ethics Commission
                - Dr. Gordon Deckert, OK State Board of Health
                - Dr. Mike Crutcher, Secretary of Health & Commissioner of Health

Background: The Oklahoma State Department of Health is believed to be the first state agency in Oklahoma to develop an ethics handbook for use by its employees. Agency staff and special guests will be celebrating the launch of this booklet as part of the agency’s comprehensive ethics program, including training and educational opportunities, for all agency employees.

The handbook can be accessed online at http://www.health.state.ok.us/oas/index.html

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