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April Marks Child Abuse Prevention Month Across the Nation

03/27/2017
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), along with its networking partners, is working to raise awareness about the importance of ensuring great childhoods for all Oklahoma children. Organizations across the state are working together to host events that demonstrate their commitment to preventing child abuse and promoting a brighter future for Oklahoma children. Read More

OSDH Presents Requested Budget Cuts to Legislature

03/24/2017
On request of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES), the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has developed plans covering projected scenarios for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. The plans are based on 5, 10 or 15% reductions in state appropriations and would affect programs and services currently offered by OSDH. Read More

MS patients attend workshop at OMRF

03/23/2017
On Saturday, March 18, more than 100 multiple sclerosis patients and their support partners from across Oklahoma and five other states attended a Can Do Multiple Sclerosis JUMPSTART Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Read More

OSDH Provides Tips to Avoid Injury From Flooded Areas

03/23/2017
As storm season approaches the state, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reminds residents that flooding can cause fatalities and serious injuries for people who are trapped or swept away by wading in, or driving through floodwaters. Read More

American Diabetes Alert Day: Find Out If You Are At Risk Today

03/21/2017
In honor of American Diabetes Alert Day, March 28th, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) wants Oklahomans to check their risk of developing prediabetes. Alert Day is an opportunity to sound the alarm about the prevalence and risks of Type 2 diabetes by asking Oklahomans to take the risk test. Read More

National Poison Prevention Week Begins March 19

03/20/2017
Poisoning is a common cause of childhood injury, especially among children 6 years old and younger. A poisoning can be caused by any substance that causes a toxic effect or bodily harm, such as medicines, liquid nicotine, or household products. Read More

OSU Community Challenged to Take Part in Bedlam Blood Battle March 27-31, 2017

03/20/2017
OSU Community Challenged to Take Part in Bedlam Blood Battle March 27-31, 2017
Students, faculty, staff members and Stillwater area residents are urged to beat the Sooners and save lives in the spring semester’s Bedlam Blood Battle. The winning university grabs bragging rights and the coveted Bedlam Blood Battle trophy, now held by Oklahoma State University. Read More

Seventh Annual Wings to Fly Run Benefiting Children’s Hospital Foundation

03/20/2017
Runners, lace up those running shoes and start training. The seventh annual Wings to Fly Run sponsored by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH), is almost here and is set for Saturday, March 25 at historic Fort Reno, west of El Reno. All proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital Foundation (CHF) through CMNH to improve the health of Oklahoma’s children. Read More

Oklahoma Vaccine Summit

03/20/2017
Oklahoma Vaccine Summit March 29, 2017 Samis Education Center Read More

Heroes Needed To Save Lives This Spring March 1 – May 16, 2017

03/20/2017
Heroes Needed To Save Lives This Spring March 1 – May 16, 2017
Oklahoma Blood Institute is celebrating 40 years of saving local lives through blood donation, and needs hero donors to roll up their sleeves and give their unique, life-saving gift this spring. Join Community Hospital at a blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute. Healthy adults*, age 16 and older, can give blood from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Mar. 29 on the Bloodmobile, at 3100 SW 89th, OKC.
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