Public Health Practices

Mobile clinics respond to the needs of people displaced by tornadoes

Oklahoma partnered with numerous agencies to provide medical care and other services after the 2010 tornadoes.

State-specific assessment leads to early expansion of vaccine eligibility

The Oklahoma State Department of Health used epidemiologic data to make vaccine available to elders not included in priority groups.

Oklahoma Push Partner Program

The Oklahoma Department of Health developed a Push Partner Program in response to Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21, which asked all communities to be prepared to provide prophylaxis to their entire population within 48 hours. The "push" strategy involves distributing medications to partner agencies, which then dispense the medications to their employees, employees' family members, and the agencies' clients.