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Oklahoma Task Force to Eliminate Health Disparities

Oklahomah Office of Minority Health (2006) Oklahoma Task Force to Eliminate Health Disparities. Project Report. UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

In 2003 Senate Bill 680 created the Oklahoma Task Force to Eliminate Health Disparities. Initially, twelve members representing the Oklahoma Legislature and diverse members of Oklahoma’s population made up the Task Force. The Governor, President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the State Commissioner of Health each made three appointments. In 2004 an amendment to Senate Bill 680 added three new members to represent mental health concerns. The Task Force was charged to assist the State Department of Health investigate issues related to health disparities and health access (e.g., availability of health care providers, cultural competency, and behaviors that lead to poor health) among multicultural, underserved and regional populations; develop short-term and long-term strategies to eliminate health disparities, focusing on cardiovascular disease, infant mortality, diabetes, cancer and other leading causes of death; publish a report on the findings and recommendations for implementing targeted programs to move Oklahoma closer to a state of health through the reduction and eventual elimination of health disparities.


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Item Type: Report Document or other Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: Access to full text is subject to the publisher's access restrictions. State Office of Minority Health Document
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oklahoma; health disparities; health access; cultural competency
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
Health > Disparities
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cardiovascular Disease
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Diabetes
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cancer
Government Publications > US Department of Health and Human Services > Office of Minority Health > State Offices of Minority Health
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Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 25 May 2011 09:36
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1105

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