Health & Wellness

Improve the current status of women’s and girls’ health and access to healthcare.

As a part of our 2013 OneVoice Educational Forum Series, we covered the topic of women’s health in Oklahoma. Attendees had an opportunity to participate in “community cafes,” where they can spent time in interactive discussions on specific issues including chronic disease, maternal/child health, mental health, health education in schools, prevention/wellness and more. They also heard from several speakers and learned why our state is ranked 42nd for women’s health and wellness, why that’s bad for Oklahoma and what they could do to get involved.

Wednesday, April 18, 2013
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
OMRF, 825 N.E. 13th St., OKC, OK 73104

2013 OneVoice Educational Forum: Women’s Health Agenda

11:30 am – Lunch & Table Talk
11:55 pm – Welcome – Dr. Stephen M. Prescott (President, OMRF)
12:00 pm – Keynote – Dr. Robert Mannel (OU Cancer Center)
State of the State of Women’s Health
12:45 pm – Q & A with Dr. Mannel
1:00 pm – Community Cafes – Choose 3 topics of your interest;
table participants will rotate each 15 minutes.

Each table focused on one of the following issues:
Chronic Disease
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
Health Education in Schools
Care Delivery
Maternal/Child Health
Mental Health
Tobacco Issues

 Handouts from Forum


Health Education in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is one of the unhealthiest states in the nation. The United Health Foundation ranks the state 43rd in the overall health of its residents in 2012, rising slightly from 46th in 2011. Oklahoma ranks at the very bottom of all health risk factors:

• Tobacco Use                47                            • Income                            47
• Nutrition                            50                                   • Exercise                                  47
• Mental Illness               50                            • Health Insurance               44
• Diabetes                     46                            • H.S. Education                    41
• Heart Disease               50                            • College Education              47

For local resources on women’s health, click here