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Oklahoma Voices:
Oklahomaís Health Status (May 18, 2008)

Oklahomaís health rankings have traditionally been behind the national average. Statistics from recent years rank the stateís citizens as having the worst nutrition and highest rate of heart disease deaths in the nation, among the highest rate of mental illness and near the top in most use of tobacco. In fact, the lifespan of the average Oklahoman is about two years less than people living in other states!

On the next Oklahoma Voices, a panel of health experts discusses these problems and offers suggestions for ways the stateís business community can help. The speakers featured on this program are Oklahoma Secretary of Health Dr. Michael Crutcher, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Terri White and INTEGRIS Health President and CEO Stanley Hupfeld (pictured left to right above). They spoke at the State Chamberís 2008 Health Care Summit, held last month at the Cox Convention Center.

WEB EXTRA: View the United Health Foundationís ďAmericaís Health Rankings 2007Ē Snapshot of Oklahoma (PDF document)

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