Public Health Epidemics in Oklahoma

This fact sheet and presentation were given to a town hall meeting in Oklahoma City on February 16th.  The meeting featured several public health experts who spoke about urgent public health epidemics in Oklahoma, including our director David Blatt and,

  • Terry L. Cline, Ph.D., Oklahoma Commissioner of Health
  • Gary Cox, J.D., Director, OKC-County Health Dep’t (OCCHD)
  • Dr. Ed Shadid, OKC Councilor, Ward 2
  • Ray Vaughn J.D., Oklahoma County Commissioner, District 3
  • Terri White M.S.W., Commissioner, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Click here for a 1-page fact sheet on the costs of the big three public health epidemics to Oklahoma or click here for lecture notes from David Blatt’s presentation, including source citations.


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