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Oklahoma State Department of Health


Oklahoma State Department of Health
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Project: Oklahoma State Partnership Grant to Improve Minority Health
Amount: $150,000

The Oklahoma State Department of Health’s Office of Minority Health leads the state in improving the health status of minority and underserved populations. Its mission is to “create a state of health” and reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities through collaborative partnerships and shared leadership. 

Project Abstract
The purpose of Oklahoma’s State Partnership Grant is to decrease health disparities by reducing obesity/overweight and infant mortality through awareness and behavior change.  The state is implementing two different interventions. 
The first, “Body and Soul” is an evidence-based intervention that targets African American churchgoers to increase fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity and ultimately reduce the rates of obesity and overweight in that community.
The second intervention, “A Healthy Baby Begins with You,” involves a community baby shower targeting women of child-bearing age; those who are pregnant or considering pregnancy; and parents, grandparents and foster parents of children under the age of two to increase knowledge and educate them about infant mortality and low birth weight.
Process and outcomes evaluation methods will be used.


  • Increased awareness, education, and outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health and health disparities problems
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