Health Chats to Benefit Minority Communities in Oklahoma

Tonight the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Office of Minority Health (OMH) will begin what will be a series of chats regarding health for minority communities in Oklahoma.

Members of minority groups are asked to come out to the chats to voice their opinion on their own health issues concerns, which in turn could affect health strategies statewide health agencies adopt.

There will be a total of four chats, the first being Monday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Morton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc., located at 1334 North Lansing Ave. The other three meetings will be held in Oklahoma City or Guymon.

In attendance at the chat tonight will be State Health Commissioner Dr. Terry Cline.

OSDH OMH director Linda Thomas wants to see minority citizens come out because it could help the overall health of the state.

"Oklahoma has consistently ranked at the bottom of national health rankings," said Thomas. "Through the community health chat process, we hope to partner with communities to make a difference in the lives and health status of Oklahomans."