About OK Heatlh Equity Campaign
Community leaders, organizations and individuals have joined forces to shine the light on the glaring inequities in health and to search for ways to fight their effects on Oklahomans. The campaign alerts state and community leaders about socio-economic, racial and ethnic inequities in health and engages leaders in conversation and action to fight the effects of these inequities on Oklahomans. We can no longer assume that all citizens in Oklahoma will have equal opportunities for prevention interventions that lead toward behaviors conducive to health. Our individual aspirations for better health are not only for medical and lifestyle interventions but to “upstream” policies — investing in our schools, improving housing, integrating neighborhoods, creating living wage jobs with career ladders, and implementing more equitable fiscal policies. When health equity through resource opportunities is achieved, then all citizens will be positioned to adopt healthy behaviors, leading toward improved health status for Oklahoma.