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Oklahoma State Department of Health Disappointed in Supreme Court Cigarette Fee Decision

08/10/2017
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is disappointed the $1.50 per pack cigarette fee will not go into effect as scheduled. While OSDH understands the balance of powers and greatly appreciates the efforts of Governor Fallin and the Oklahoma legislature, and the decision of Oklahoma Supreme Court, it is a blow to state efforts to prevent smoking, particularly among our children. Read More

Time is Running Out to Give Blood and Get Free Zoo Admission

08/08/2017
Time is Running Out to Give Blood and Get Free Zoo Admission
Kickapoo Tribal Health Center, Wednesday, Aug. 16 on the bloodmobile at 105365 S. Hwy 102, McLoud, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Pottawatomie County Health Dept, Thursday, Aug. 17 in the Auditorium at 1904 S. Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
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Time is Running Out to Give Blood and Get Free Zoo Admission

08/08/2017
Time is Running Out to Give Blood and Get Free Zoo Admission
Donors who save lives by giving blood with Oklahoma Blood Institute will receive a pass for two to the Oklahoma City Zoo and a free “Keep It Local” t-shirt through the month of August.*

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OMRF receives four grants totaling more than $5 million

08/08/2017
The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has been awarded a quartet of new federal grants totaling $5.09 million. Read More

Oklahoma Turning Point Conference & Policy Day Set for August 30-31

08/07/2017
Community leaders, public health professionals, advocates and members of the public are invited to the “Leading Together 2017” 20th Annual Turning Point Conference and 9th Annual Policy Day hosted by the Oklahoma Turning Point Council (OTPC). The event is Aug. 30-31 at the Marriott Conference Center at NCED in Norman. Read More

OKC’s Free Active-Family Music Festival Is Back Sept. 17

08/07/2017
OKC’s Free Active-Family Music Festival Is Back Sept. 17
It’s nearly time to wop, bop, boom and boogie again at the fifth annual Wiggle Out Loud – Oklahoma City’s free, active-family outdoor music festival presented by The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center and benefiting The Children’s Hospital Volunteers. Read More

Oklahoma CLICK for Babies Campaign Seeks Local Knitters

08/01/2017
Oklahoma CLICK for Babies Campaign Seeks Local Knitters
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) needs your help as we CLICK for Babies. This campaign is to create awareness of the Period of PURPLE Crying to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome. Frustration with crying infants is the number one trigger for the shaking and abuse of an infant. The OSDH is recruiting crochet artists and knitters to help reach this year’s cap goal of 4,300 to spread Shaken Baby Syndrome prevention efforts across the state. Read More

Time is Running Out to Give Blood and Get Free Zoo Admission

08/01/2017
Time is Running Out to Give Blood and Get Free Zoo Admission
Donors who save lives by giving blood with Oklahoma Blood Institute will receive a pass for two to the Oklahoma City Zoo and a free “Keep It Local” t-shirt through the month of August.* Read More

Time is Running Out to Give Blood and Get Free Zoo Admission

08/01/2017
Time is Running Out to Give Blood and Get Free Zoo Admission
Donors who save lives by giving blood with Oklahoma Blood Institute will receive a pass for two to the Oklahoma City Zoo and a free “Keep It Local” t-shirt through the month of August.* Join Tinker AFB Exchange at a blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute from 8 a.m. to Noon, Friday, Aug. 4 on the bloodmobile at 3360 N. Avenue, Bldg 685. Healthy adults**, age 16 and older, can give blood.
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Blood Donors Who Give at Bob Moore Auto Group Drive Have a Chance to Win a Car – Saturday, August 12

08/01/2017
Blood Donors Who Give at Bob Moore Auto Group Drive  Have a Chance to Win a Car – Saturday, August 12
One lucky donor who gives blood at selected Bob Moore Auto Group dealerships across the metro will drive away with a brand new Buick Verano. Bob Moore Auto Group is teaming up with Oklahoma Blood Institute and KFOR-TV to hold blood drives on Saturday, August 12, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Read More

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