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Scavenge This: OMRF Teen Leaders To Host “Hunt for Hope”

03/20/2015
The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation’s 2014-15 Teen Leaders in Philanthropy will host the second annual “Hunt for Hope” event on Saturday, April 4. Read More

March Meeting to Discuss Top Health Equity Issues in Oklahoma

03/19/2015
The Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign (OHEC) will meet on Thursday, March 26 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), 1000 NE 10th St., room 806 in Oklahoma City. To maximize the health potential of our citizens, we must realize the impact that our community sectors have on health. OHEC will hear from a few representatives who are collaborating with health partners across the state. The public is welcome to attend and participate in the discussion. Read More

Fish story: How a tiny aquatic creature is helping state researchers unlock the secrets of cancer

03/18/2015
Fish story: How a tiny aquatic creature is helping state researchers unlock the secrets of cancer
If you didn’t know better, you might confuse the fish-tank-filled room on the fourth floor of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for an aquarium. Or a pet store. Read More

OSDH to Join Governor Fallin in First of a Series of Job, Resource Fairs Planned Across Oklahoma

03/17/2015
The Elk City event is for job seekers and families affected by the downturn in Oklahoma’s energy sector. Read More

Oklahoma Blood Supply Returns to Adequate Level

03/16/2015
Thanks to Oklahomans who donated blood with Oklahoma Blood Institute(OBI) in the last three weeks, the blood emergency announced March 4, has been lifted today. Read More

OMRF names 12 Fleming Scholars for 2015

03/13/2015
OMRF has selected 12 Oklahoma high school and college students as Sir Alexander Fleming Scholars for 2015. Read More

Child Abuse Prevention Month Mini Conference Set for April 14

03/11/2015
The annual Child Abuse Prevention Day Mini Conference “Picture a Brighter Future for Oklahoma Children,” will be held Tuesday, April 14 at the Samis Education Center in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and its partner agencies want to encourage the public to get involved in building strong families and communities by participating in state and local child abuse prevention events and activities during April, which is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Read More

Blood Donors Sought To Save Lives - Mar 25

03/11/2015
Blood Donors Sought To Save Lives - Mar 25
Blood donors with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) at Community Hospital can give the priceless gift of life to patients in our area without spending a dime. A blood drive will occur Wednesday, Mar 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the bloodmobile. Read More

Early Screening for Colorectal Cancer Can Save Lives

03/11/2015
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Chronic Disease Service and the American Cancer Society and its partners would like to remind Oklahomans that March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is preventable through routine screening. In Oklahoma, colorectal cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer in both men and women. In 2012 nearly 2000 Oklahomans were diagnosed with colorectal cancer and in 2012 and 2013 approximately 750 of them died. Read More

Governor Fallin, Secretary Cline Unveil Healthy Oklahoma 2020: Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan

03/10/2015
Calling on communities to take on the challenge of improving the health of their citizens, Governor Mary Fallin and Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Terry Cline presented Healthy Oklahoma 2020: Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan (OHIP) during an event at the Noble High School Sports Complex (see attached PDF for complete plan). The plan outlines strategies and sets goals to make Oklahomans healthier. Read More

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