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September 3rd, 2015
BrandonCrawford On September 22, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) will host Mr. Brandon Crawford, MA and Dr. Zohre Salehezadeh, Ph.D. for their lecture “Children in DHS Care: What the Future Holds for Them” as part of the Policy &… Read more
September 3rd, 2015
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September 2nd, 2015
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58.9%

Percentage of Oklahoma adults who visited a dentist or dental clinic in 2012, the 7th-lowest nationwide.

Source: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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“This was a multisector response to the fact that we have this huge disparity in the city of Tulsa and Tulsa County … that what ZIP code you live in had a great impact on how long you actually live. When you have a 14-year gap, I think everyone found that reprehensible and unacceptable.”

-Bruce Dart, executive director of the Tulsa Health Department, speaking about efforts that have narrowed the life expectancy gap between Tulsa County’s wealthiest and poorest ZIP codes from 13.8 to 10.7 years (Source).

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