Quote of the Day 9/3/2015

“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).


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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