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The Office of Minority Health was activated in 1994 by authority of the Oklahoma State Board of Health.  The office was created, primarily, to address the disproportionally poor health of Oklahoma’s racial and ethnic minority populations.  In 2018, the office expanded its scope of service to further address the social determinants of health, increase access to healthcare and promote health equity.  A name change was also implemented – Office of Minority Health & Health Equity.  With a broader mission, new goals and guiding principles, the OSDH Office of Minority Health & Health Equity is committed to working with agency, local, state and national partners to ensure that all Oklahomans have the opportunity to attain the best possible health – “health for all”.

 

Goals

  • Awareness – Increase awareness of the significance of health disparities, their impact on the state, and the action necessary to improve health outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities and other underserved populations
  • Leadership – Strengthen and broaden leadership for addressing health disparities at all levels
  • Healthy System & Life Experience – Improve health and healthcare outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities and other underserved populations
  • Cultural & Linguistic Competency – Improve cultural & linguistic competency and the diversity of the health-related workforce
  • Data, Research & Evaluation – Improve data coordination, utilization and diffusion of research and evaluation outcomes

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Contact Us

Oklahoma State Department of Health
Office of Minority Health & Health Equity
1000 NE 10th Street, Room 516
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
minorityhealth@health.ok.gov
(405) 271-1337

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