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Chronic Disease Service (CDS) 

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      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States Cancer Statistics:  1999-2012 Cancer Incidence and Mortality Data      
Interactive Cancer Atlas
                State Cancer Facts       
       OSDH Publication
2014 State of the State's Health Report           
Fact Sheets
 Asthma, Cancer, Diabetes and Heart Disease 
Economic Impact of Chronic Disease 
                The Economic Impact of Chronic Disease in Oklahoma Fact Sheet                  
                The Economic Impact of Chronic Disease Report - National      
       Diabetes Prevention January 2017 (SB250)

Chronic diseases are those conditions which can be managed yet not cured.  Many of these manageable diseases are the leading causes of death in Oklahoma.

The top 10 leading causes of death in Oklahoma are:*

  • Heart Disease,
  • Cancer,
  • Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (Asthma, COPD, Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis),
  • Unintentional Injury,
  • Stroke,
  • Diabetes,
  • Alzheimer's,
  • Influenza/Pneumonia,
  • Suicides,
  • Kidney Disease.

When reviewing state rankings, Oklahoma has:*

  • The highest rate of death due to chronic lower respiratory disease in the nation;
  • The third highest rate of death due to heart disease in the nation;
  • The fourth highest rate of death due to diabetes in the nation;
  • The fourth highest rate of death due to stroke in the nation; and
  • The 12th highest rate of death due to cancer in the nation.

These chronic diseases make up the core of the Chronic Disease Service.
Within each disease core there are four areas of concentration.

The areas of concentration include: 

  • Education,
  • Screening,  
  • Self-Management, and
  • Communication.  

The basis for efforts to impact these diseases is data.  In support of statewide efforts, the Chronic Disease Service completed a compilation of documents, which are available for public use.


To view and/or save an electronic version of these documents, or contact the Chronic Disease Service for hard copies, while supplies last.


These efforts could not be achieved without the coordination of both internal and external partners. Some of these partners include:


  • Receive free coaching with highly trained quit coaches.
  • May also be eligible for free nicotine patches, gun or lozenges.                            
  • Contact them at 1-800-QUIT NOW or OKhelpline.com.



  • The Shape Your Future campaign provides useful resources to help Oklahomans Eat Better, Move More and Be Tobacco Free where they live, work, learn and play.
  •  Visit their website at www.ShapeYourFutureOK.com.



  • The Living Longer Living Stronger with Chronic Conditions program is designed to provide support needed to find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, better nutrition and exercise choices, new treatment choices and better ways to talk with doctors and family about health.
  • Locate a program near you, visit "learn How to Manage Your Chronic Conditions" at www.okhealthequity.org.


From these pages you can learn more about the chronic conditions in Oklahoma and gain access to the public health programs which deal with the focus areas; education, screening, self-management and communication.

CURRENT PROJECTS  can be found on each disease specific page, by clicking on the tabs on the upper left corner of the page.

For more information, please contact the Chronic Disease Service at 
405-271-3619 or 1-888-669-5634.


*As identified in the 2014 OK State of the State's Health Report.

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