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News Memo  

For Release: February 21, 2001
Contact: Dick Gunn

The State of the State’s Health Report to be Released Tomorrow

What: 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.
When: Thursday, February 22, 2001, 10 a.m.  
Where: State Capitol Blue Room  
Find Out: 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  

Background: 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.


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