The OSDH Office of Minority Health & Health Equity (OMHHE) supports community capacity building through collaborative decision-making and action, strategic planning and assessment of community health assets and needs to effectively address health equity.
Oklahoma Health Equity State Plan
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Health inequities are defined as differences in health that are unnecessary, avoidable, unfair, unjust and contribute to this problem. The root causes of these health inequities include poverty, racism, class and gender discrimination, and other factors. These root causes create differences in access to things like good jobs, quality housing, good schools, health care, and safe neighborhoods, which in turn affect the health of residents.
Through a participatory process, OSDH and partners will begin the development of a long-term strategic plan in the Spring of 2022 to help address health inequities and improve the health of all Oklahomans. If you are interested in volunteering your time and expertise to the development of the plan, please contact Floritta Pope at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
- Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)
- Oklahoma Public Health Association (OPHA)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Indian Health Service (IHS)
- National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI)
- American Public Health Association (APHA)
- Healthy People 2030
- CDC: Health Equity Guiding Principles for Inclusive Communication
- CDC: Health Equity
- CDC: Health Equity in Action
- CDC: Minority Health and Health Equity
- CDC: Health Equity Considerations and Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups
- CDC: COVID-19 & Promoting Fair Access to Health
- The Community Guide: Health Equity
- APHA: Health Equity
- Center for Community Resilience: Fostering Equity
- Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign