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About OSDH

The Oklahoma State Department of Health protects and improves public health through its system of local health services and strategies focused on preventing disease. Five major service branches - Community Health, Family Health Services, Prevention and Preparedness, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and Protective Health Services - provide technical support and guidance to 68 county health departments as well as guidance and consultation to the two independent city-county health departments in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.


Creating a State of Health


To protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.


  • Leadership - To provide vision and purpose in public health through knowledge, inspiration and dedication and serve as the leading authority on prevention, preparedness and health policy.
  • Integrity  - To steadfastly fulfill our obligations, maintain public trust, and exemplify excellence and ethical conduct in our work, services, processes, and operations.
  • Community - To respect the importance, diversity, and contribution of individuals and community partners.
  • Service - To demonstrate a commitment to public health through compassionate actions and stewardship of time, resources, and talents.
  • Accountability - To competently improve the public's health on the basis of sound scientific evidence and responsible research. 

Keith Reed, RN, MPH, CPH

Keith Reed, RN, MPH, CPH, serves as interim commissioner of the Oklahoma State Department of Health. He has worked for the State of Oklahoma for 24 years, the past 19 with the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

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Chief Medical Officer

Chief Legal Council

  • Office of Administrative Hearings

Chief of Staff

  • Office of Communications

Chief Operation Officer

  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Vital Records (Birth & Death Certificates)

Chief Financial Officer

  • A/P & Payroll
  • Budget & Purchasing (Procurement)
  • Controller
  • Federal Financial Reports
  • Grants
  • Revenue

Chief Data, Public Policy & Promotion Officer

  • Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
  • Center for Health Statistics
  • Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority

OSDH Program Areas

Board of Health