Creating the Healthiest State: People, Policy & Resources

Conference // Tulsa

Tulsa Hotel & Conference Center


Sep 27 2017 - Sep 28 2017


2017 Oklahoma Public Health Association Annual Conference

According to the United Health Foundation’s 2016 Annual Report Ranking, Oklahoma is the 46th healthiest state, making it one of the top five states with the biggest challenges. Improving our ranking will require a concerted effort from policymakers, health professionals, state and local government, insurers, business and community leaders, advocacy organizations, consumer groups, the faith community, American Indian tribal leadership, and our residents. All Oklahoman's deserve to live healthy lives. To ensure everyone in the state has that opportunity, the health of populations served must be considered when making decisions, not only in healthcare, but in public and private sectors. The Oklahoma Public Health Association Conference will explore all the components needed to improve overall health in Oklahoma.

Conference Objectives

  • Explore how programs, practices, and policies in multi-sector fields affect the health of individuals, families and communities.
  • Identify common goals, complementary roles, and ongoing constructive relationships between the private sector, health and human service agencies, the Oklahoma State Legislature and the following State Departments: Education, Housing, Transportation, Agriculture, the Health Care Authority and the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Promote participation in policy-making and implementation of the Social Determinants of Health.
  • Explore key issues impacting poverty and social inequity in Oklahoma.


Offering CEU's for CHES, Social Work and Nutrition.

Questions? Contact Erika Pasley or visit