Joint Commission on Public Health

2018 Meeting Dates
January 5, 2018
January 19, 2018
February 2, 2018

2018 Agendas
January 5, 2018
January 19, 2018 - PPT Presentation
February 2, 2018

Subcommittees

Budget / Program Advisors Committee

Meeting Dates:
January 5, 2018 - Minutes
January 12, 2018
January 19, 2018
January 26, 2018
February 2, 2018
February 9, 2018
February 16, 2018
February 23, 2018

Data Advisors Committee

Meeting Dates:
January 12, 2018
January 26, 2018
February 9, 2018
February 23, 2018

LEGISLATIVE / LEGAL ADVISORS COMMITTEE

Meeting Dates:
January 19, 2018
February 2, 2018


View the charge of the commission by viewing the Executive Order here.

News Release

The Joint Commission on Public Health, established by Governor Fallin to develop a plan of excellence for public health in the State of Oklahoma, is set to meet for the first time at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, at OKC-County Health Department’s Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus, 2600 NE 63rd St.

“We are excited to bring together a diverse group of individuals from around the state to look at opportunities to modernize the way we deliver critical public health services,” said Gary Cox, Oklahoma City-County Health Department executive director and chairman of the commission. “Although we are faced with many barriers in our current state system, we have realized progress in a multitude of public health programs and partnerships, and can build on that with outward focused initiatives and innovative approaches to improve health and wellness for our entire state.”

Every day, public health professionals and their partners across the state work to prevent disease, promote effective programs and policies and protect against emerging community threats. Public health is an essential service, and Oklahoma’s public health system provides a critical and unique role in protecting the health of families and communities throughout the state. Additionally, the system works to improve the health of all Oklahomans, and to serve as the fundamental linkage between the health care delivery system and the residents it serves.

Significant work has been undertaken in recent years at the national level to define a modern public health system, and explicitly articulate the delivery of essential health services. The Joint Commission on Public Health will establish a framework for defining foundational public health areas and capabilities, and estimate the costs associated with delivering these critical services. Public health modernization is achievable through valuable partnerships and innovative strategies. To bring Oklahoma up to date, the Commission will closely examine areas around budgeting, program and data assessment.

“Recommendations to bring Oklahoma up to date, integrate the way our systems work and build transparency will be critical in making us a healthier and more competitive state. Public health is not a soft issue, but one that provides a foundation for our success. It works closely with education, elected officials and the community at large to prioritize and solve complex problems that keep our citizens from living full, productive lives”, said Interim Commissioner Preston Doerflinger.

Contact:
Jackie Shawnee
405-419-4032
Jackie_Shawnee@occhd.org

Download a pdf of the news release here.