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Epidemiology

The Epidemiology Department at OCCHD works to protect and promote the health of the citizens of Oklahoma County. The Acute Disease Investigation and Data Management sections work together to gather community-centered information, assess community needs, prevent and control communicable diseases, and make health-related information available to the public and to community policy makers.

Location: 2600 NE 63rd Street, Oklahoma CIty, OK 73111
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Office phone: 405-425-4437

Services

Our staff consists of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, public health nurses and support staff, and our main goal is to work together to provide a wide range of services.

Acute Disease Surveillance & Investigation

  • Active and passive surveillance for disease and adverse occurrences
  • Investigation of reports of reportable communicable disease in Oklahoma County
  • Outbreak investigations
  • Recommendation of appropriate prevention measures, treatment and control for communicable diseases
  • Monitoring and investigation of reports of unusual health conditions in Oklahoma County
  • Coordination of public health surveillance and disease control measures with local health care professionals, facilities, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), and other state and local agencies and institutions
  • Continued development and utilization of syndromic surveillance systems, including the Oklahoma County Health Alert System (OCHAS)
  • Response to disease-related inquiries from residents and healthcare providers
  • Education about communicable diseases and prevention of disease
  • Assessment & Data Management

  • Data analysis for OCCHD and partner agencies
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) consultation for map development
  • Database development
  • Program/service planning
  • Risk assessment
  • Community health assessments
  • Public Health and Vital Records Statistics

    OK2SHARE (Oklahoma Statistics on Health Available for Everyone) is a web-based query system created by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. This system allows users to search public health and vital records statistics for the State of Oklahoma, as well as for individual counties within Oklahoma, without requiring a data request.

    Wellness Score

    The Oklahoma County Wellness Score was developed to help examine health status at the community level. It allows communities to understand how health determinants interact, such as socioeconomic, educational, environmental, cultural, and infrastructure factors and the overall health of the community. For more information, please see our Wellness Score section of the website.