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Pull up your striped socks, lace up your sneakers and join us for our 3rd Annual Walk for Kids

03/16/2016
Walk for Kids raises funds and awareness for the services and programs provided to families by Ronald McDonald House Charities Oklahoma City. Walkers enjoy a morning of fun, entertainment, and togetherness. Read More

Oklahoma State Department of Health Welcomes Renowned Pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp

03/16/2016
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is proud to welcome Dr. Harvey Karp, nationally renowned pediatrician, child development specialist and assistant professor at Keck School of Medicine at USC. “An Afternoon with Dr. Harvey Karp” will feature two specialized presentations at the Metro Technology Center, 1900 Springlake Drive, Oklahoma City on April 12, from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. Read More

Walmart and Sam’s Club Supports Oklahoma Pediatrics

03/15/2016
Walmart and Sam’s Club Supports Oklahoma Pediatrics
Walmart and Sam’s Club Announces Total Raised during 2015 Read More

Children’s Hospital Foundation receives Walmart and Sam’s Club $26,975 Grant Earmarked for Autism

03/15/2016
Children’s Hospital Foundation receives Walmart and Sam’s Club $26,975 Grant Earmarked for Autism
A grant from Walmart and Sam’s Club stores will ensure that children with autism will continue to have their needs met in Oklahoma. Walmart and Sam’s Club employees awarded $26,975 for a grant earmarked for that program. State budget cuts would have forced closure of part of the Oklahoma Autism Center’s early intervention program. Read More

7-11 Sponsors Wings to Fly Run, Benefits Children’s Hospital Foundation

03/15/2016
7-11 Sponsors Wings to Fly Run, Benefits Children’s Hospital Foundation
Runners, dust off those running shoes. The sixth annual Wings to Fly Run, sponsored by 7-11 and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, is almost here and is set for March 19 at historic Fort Reno, west of El Reno. All proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital Foundation through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to improve the health of Oklahoma’s children. Read More

OKLAHOMA HEALTH EQUITY CAMPAIGN MEETING SET FOR APRIL

03/14/2016
The Oklahoma State Health Department (OSDH) will host the next Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign (OHEC) Meeting on Thursday, April 14 at 2 p.m. (1000 NE 10th St., Oklahoma City). The meeting provides OHEC an opportunity to interact with state and local partners to highlight community health initiatives in which they are involved. Read More

National “Kick Butts Day” Raises Awareness about the Dangers of Cigarettes

03/14/2016
On March 16, 2016 youth and health advocates nationwide will stand up and speak out against big tobacco, in recognition of Kick Butts Day 2016. Tobacco use continues to be the number one preventable cause of death and disease in the United States, yet over 2,000 youth try their first cigarette each day. Read More

Blood Donor Challenges Set – Mar. 21, 23 & 24

03/08/2016
Oklahoma County-area residents are urged to take the Blood Donor Challenge with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). Read More

Blood Donor Challenges Set – Mar. 20 & 22

03/08/2016
Oklahoma County area residents are urged to take the Blood Donor Challenge with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). Read More

OSDH Addresses Budget Cuts in State Board of Health Meeting

03/08/2016
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has presented a budget reduction plan to the State Board of Health for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2016 and to prepare for reductions in Fiscal Year 2017. OSDH has received a 25% reduction in state appropriations since 2009, from $75 million dollars to $56 million dollars, which includes the latest round of budget cuts announced last week. Read More

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