Health Agencies in Tulsa collaborate to enhance health equity in Oklahoma

Breaking Down Health Disparities: Tulsa’s Health Department and Community Development Corporation Partner Up for Equity

Tulsa’s Health Department and Be Well Community Development Corporation are joining forces to tackle health disparities in Oklahoma. Reggie Ivey, who represents both organizations, emphasized their goal of identifying the barriers that prevent health equity among minority groups. These disparities can have a significant impact on how minorities are treated in schools and their communities, ultimately affecting their life expectancy.

Ivey and his teams are hosting the “Blood at The Roots: Issues of Health Equity Conference” on April 11 and 12 at OSU Tulsa. The main objective of this conference is to educate the public on what actions they can take to combat health inequities. Attendees will learn about ways they can make a difference in their neighborhoods, workplaces, and personally, such as voting, registering to vote, and contacting political officials to advocate for change in their communities.

Before the conference begins, there will be a free program on collective trauma and leadership on April 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Langston University in Tulsa. All other conference programs require registration. To learn more and register for the conference, visit the provided link.

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