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Creating a State of Health


To protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.


Leadership - To provide vision and purpose in public health through knowledge, inspiration and dedication and serve as the leading authority on prevention, preparedness and health policy.

Integrity  - To steadfastly fulfill our obligations, maintain public trust, and exemplify excellence and ethical conduct in our work, services, processes, and operations.

Community - To respect the importance, diversity, and contribution of individuals and community partners.

Service - To demonstrate a commitment to public health through compassionate actions and stewardship of time, resources, and talents.

Accountability - To competently improve the public's health on the basis of  sound scientific evidence and responsible research. 

The Oklahoma State Department of Health, through its system of local health services delivery, is ultimately responsible for protecting and improving the public's health status through strategies that focus on preventing disease. Three major service branches, Community & Family Health Services, Prevention & Preparedness Services and Protective Health Services, provide technical support and guidance to 68 county health departments as well as guidance and consultation to the two independent city-county health departments in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

OSDH Organizational Chart (revised 8/1/2015, 188k .pdf)   --  OSDH Services Reference Guide

State Board of Health

Office Of Commissioner
Commissioner of Health

Center for Health Innovation & Effectiveness

Office of Accountability Systems
Institutional Review Board
Office of Scientific and Research Integrity
Office of Administrative Hearings

Operations & Management
Human Resources (OSDH Employment Information)

Office Of Communications 

Center For Health Statistics
         Health Care Information
         Birth and Death Certificates

Oklahoma Health Improvement Planning Team (OHIP)


Community & Family Health Services

Community Health Services

Community Development Service
          Office of Primary Care
          Turning Point
          Office of Minority Health
          Health Equity & Resource Opportunities
          Health Promotion

Nursing Services

Breastfeeding Information & Support

Family Support & Prevention Service
          Office of Child Abuse Prevention Service
          Children First Program
          Child Abuse Training and Coordination Program

Child Guidance Divisions
Dental Health Service
Maternal & Child Health Service
Screening, Special Services and SoonerStart

Prevention & Preparedness Services

Acute Disease
Chronic Disease
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Injury Prevention 
Tobacco Use Prevention Service
Health Laboratory

Protective Health Services

Long Term Care
Long Term Care Service--Summary of Services and Alternative Settings

Health Resources Development Service
Nurse Aide Registry
Home Care Administrator Registry
Other Long-Term Care Licensure

Medical Facilities Service
Medical Facilities
Emergency Medical Services
Trauma Division

Consumer Health Service
Consumer Protection Division
Occupational Licensing Division
Professional Counselor Licensing Division
Jail Inspection Division

Quality Improvement and Evaluation Service
Minimum Data Set (MDS)
Outcome And Assessment Information Set (OASIS)



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