Health Policy, Planning & Partnerships
The OSDH Health Policy, Planning & Partnerships (HP3) department is responsible for several core functions of the agency including the rules promulgation processes and policy submission processes, implementation of newly adopted legislative mandates, public health accreditation, quality improvement, partnering and mobilizing communities, monitoring and assessing health status, and in turn educating and empowering the public about these issues. HP3 works to carry out or facilitate the Core Functions of Public Health, assure the provision of the 10 Essential Public Health Services, and advance the goals of the Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan (OHIP2020).
Health Planning Team
The Health Policy Team, found within the Health Policy, Planning & Partnerships division, helps lead agency legislation implementation and coordinates agency policy priorities. The Health Policy team works closely with the agency’s Government Affairs team to ensure timely compliance with laws, rules, and other legislative requests.
Health Policy Team
The Health Policy Team, found within the Health Policy, Planning & Partnerships division, helps lead agency legislation implementation and coordinates agency policy priorities. The Health Policy team works closely with the agency’s Government Affairs team to ensure timely compliance with laws, rules, and other legislative requests
Minority Health and Health Equity
The OMHHE is committed to collaborating with federal, tribal, state and community partners to ensure that all Oklahomans have the opportunity to attain the best possible health by advancing health equity, eliminating health disparities, increasing cultural competency and strengthening healthcare infrastructure.
Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHSBG)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), PHHS Block Grant allows OSDH to address our own unique challenges with innovative and community-driven methods. OSDH is designated as the principal state agency for the allocation and administration of the PHHSBG within the state of Oklahoma.
Primary Care (PCO) & Rural Health Development
The PCO works to improve access to services for underserved populations, especially those who remain at increased risk of illness and premature death. The PCO supports and enhances health systems programming to optimize effectiveness and eliminate health disparities.
Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)
The mission of the voluntary national accreditation program is to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and ultimately transforming the quality and performance of the nation’s state, Tribal, local, and territorial public health departments.
Quality Improvement (QI)
QI in public health is the use of a deliberate and defined improvement process, such as Plan-Do-Study-Act, which focuses on activities that are responsive to community needs and improving population health.
OTL seeks to demonstrate a respect for sovereignty and advocate for tribal nations while fostering inclusive partnerships using sound public health practices to achieve tribal-state synergy for optimal holistic health for all Oklahomans.