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About OSDH

The Oklahoma State Department of Health, through its system of local health services delivery, is ultimately responsible for protecting and improving public health with strategies that focus 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. 
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Legal Counsel

Chief of Staff

Chief Operation Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Data, Public Policy & Promotion Officer

OSDH Program Areas

Board of Health