The federal government has selected Oklahoma’s Route 66 Coalition to receive a $4.5M grant to create an Accountable Health Community where social issues and needs, and not just medical needs, are addressed to improve health.
Kresge’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health was designed to provide public health leaders of county and local health departments opportunities to build additional knowledge and skills to tackle challenges public health professionals face in their communities. The initiative is designed to develop local public health leaders in pairs, and each pair includes the health officer and a future leader from the public health agency.
OCCHD kicks off National Public Health Week beginning Monday, April 3, by encouraging Oklahoma City and OK County residents to choose better food, drink more water and get active. OCCHD celebrates the power of prevention, advocating for healthy and fair policies, sharing strategies on successful partnerships and championing the role of a strong public health system.
OCCHD and OSDH confirmed today an outbreak of more than 75 diagnosed syphilis cases in Oklahoma County connected to a specific social network between the ages of 14 and 47 years old. The most common risk factors associated with this increase include drug use, exchanging sex for money or drugs, or having multiple sex partners.
Did you travel to another country for spring break? Check out the CDC map for Zika travel recommendations in each country and view a list of symptoms.
OCCHD and INTEGRIS Health are the inaugural winners of the Public Health Foundation’s (PHF) Future of Population Health Award. It recognizes exemplary practice by hospitals and health systems that are collaborating with public health departments and other community partners on health improvement strategies and implementation efforts.
OCCHD reports flu-associated deaths rose by four people this week bringing the total to five for the season in Oklahoma County. Three of the deaths were 65 years old and older, and the fourth patient was in the 50 to 64 age group.
OCCHD recommends flu vaccinations and effective hand hygiene to avoid the ravages of flu this season. This comes after our first flu-related death of the season.
OCCHD is excited to announce today that it’s been chosen as one of six companies and organizations from Central Oklahoma to be a designated Health Champion as part of the American Diabetes Association’s Wellness Lives HereTMinitiative.
OKC-County Health Department (OCCHD) and Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma (LASO) announced today a new medical-legal partnership (MLP) to provide free legal assistance on-site at two county community health centers.
Is staying healthy a part of your New Year's resolution? Make sure you are up to date on recommended vaccines.
If the power in your home goes out for more than a few hours, OKC-County Health Department food safety experts say it’s important to determine whether or not the food stored in your refrigerator and freezer is still safe to cook, eat or refreeze.
Learn how to stay safe before, during, and after ice/snow storms by following our safety tips.
Prevent Cervical Cancer with the Right Test at the Right Time! Screening tests with pap smears can find abnormal cells so they can be treated before they turn into cancer.
When it comes to travel this holiday season don’t take chances on beating potentially dangerous winter weather conditions. At the OKC-County Health Department (OCCHD), we recommend developing a winter weather preparedness plan, which ensures your family’s safety during a major event.
Feasting with family and friends is part of many holiday celebrations. Follow these simple tips to keep safe from food poisoning, or foodborne illness, during the holidays.
Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on older adults.
Don't forget to get your flu shot! Flu season begins in the fall and lasts through the winter. Peak months include late November-March.
Don’t forget to vote on election day November 8th for the School Bond Issue.
October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States (other than skin cancer). But millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment.
Know your risks and get screened for breast and cervical cancer during National Women’s Health and Fitness Day.
September is National Infant Mortality Awareness month and community partners in Oklahoma County are coming together and have designated the month of September as Safe Sleep September.
September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM) which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit.
September is Sexual Health Awareness Month! OCCHD clinics and staff are dedicated to providing testing and education on reducing your risk for sexually transmitted infections. OCCHD tests for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV and trichomoniasis (females), and provides on-site treatment for some of these infections. Need testing?
City on track to open Southern Oaks Wellness and Learning Campus
The OKC-County Health Department hosted a Family Day on July 17th at 2810 NE 63rd St.
The OKC-County Health Department hosted an Open House on July 14th at our South Health Center location located at 2149 SW 59th St.
This year's Zarrow Symposium is at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma September 28-30, 2016.
Learn about what the Zika virus is, where it occurs and how people get affected.
Food Safety Classes are being offered on the last Wednesday and Friday of each month.