Closing the Health Equity Gap: Tulsa’s Health Department and Be Well Community Development Corporation Join Forces in Addressing Inequities in Oklahoma

Health Agencies in Tulsa collaborate to enhance health equity in Oklahoma

Two Tulsa health agencies, Tulsa’s Health Department and Be Well Community Development Corporation, are working together to address issues of health inequity in Oklahoma. Reggie Ivey, representing both agencies, noted that they aim to identify barriers preventing health equity in minority groups. These inequities can impact how minorities are treated at schools and in their neighborhoods, and over time, they can affect life expectancy.

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

Prior to the conference, 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. For more information and to register

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