Oklahoma State Department of Health

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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State Loan Repayment Program for Health Care Professionals is Now Available

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), Office of Primary Care (OKPCO), with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) National...

Data Show Smoking Prevalence in Oklahoma Continues to Decline

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) The percent of adults who smoke in Oklahoma has been steadily declining, falling from 26.1% in 2011 to 15.6% in 2022. “This is something the Oklahoma State...

OSDH Shares Information on Increase of Cyclosporiasis in the United States and in Oklahoma

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) Since May 2023, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and local and state health officials have been...

OSDH Reminds New Parents it is Okay to Ask for Help

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) According to the CDC 1 in 8 women experience postpartum depression, which is just one component of perinatal mental health. Perinatal depression, a mood disorder...

OSDH Office of Child Abuse Prevention Seeks Input from Oklahomans

OCAP requests input from individuals, both parents and professionals, who can provide feedback by completing a brief, ten-minute online survey by clicking here. “This is an opportunity...

OSDH Recognizes World Tuberculosis (TB) Day

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) Every year, approximately 10 million people around the world become sick with TB and 1.5 million lives are claimed by the disease or approximately 4,100 deaths per...

Food Safety Tips Ahead of the Holidays

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) Every year, approximately one in six Americans become ill with a foodborne illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The symptoms...

OSDH Launches a New Campaign Aimed to Provide Education About Tobacco Sales in the State

In Oklahoma, tobacco is one of the main causes of disease and death. Data show in the state nearly nine out of 10 cigarette smokers tried smoking by the age of 18. Nationally, each day...

SIDS Remains One of the Top Three Causes of Infant Deaths in Oklahoma

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) awareness month and for the first time since 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released an updated...

Federal Initiative Offers Free, HIV Self-Tests to Prevent Spread of the Virus

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) September is World Sexual Health Month, and the Sexual Health and Harm Reduction Service (SHHR) at the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is implementing a...