Oklahoma State Department of Health

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Oklahoma State Department of Health
Oklahoma State Health Department logo.jpg
Agency overview
FormedNovember 17, 1907
Preceding AgencyTerritorial Board of Health
Headquarters120 N Robinson
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Employees2,368 (FY11)
Annual budget$373 million (FY11)
Minister responsibleTerry Cline, Ph.D., Secretary of Health and Human Services
Agency executiveTerry Cline, Ph.D., Commissioner of Health
Parent agencyOklahoma State Board of Health
Websiteok.gov/health
 
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Oklahoma State Department of Health
Oklahoma State Health Department logo.jpg
Agency overview
FormedNovember 17, 1907
Preceding AgencyTerritorial Board of Health
Headquarters120 N Robinson
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Employees2,368 (FY11)
Annual budget$373 million (FY11)
Minister responsibleTerry Cline, Ph.D., Secretary of Health and Human Services
Agency executiveTerry Cline, Ph.D., Commissioner of Health
Parent agencyOklahoma State Board of Health
Websiteok.gov/health

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is a department of the government of Oklahoma under the supervision of the Oklahoma Secretary of Health. The department is responsible for protecting the health of all Oklahomans and providing other essential human services. The OSDH serves as the primary public health protection agency in the state.

The department is led by a State Board of Health, composed of nine members appointed by the governor of Oklahoma with the approval of the Oklahoma Senate. The board in turn appoints the State Commissioner of Health, who serves as the executive officer of the department and is the lead public health authority in the state.

The 20th, and current, Commissioner of Health is Dr. Terry Cline, Ph.D., who was appointed by the board on June 30, 2009. Governor Mary Fallin appointed Cline to served as the Oklahoma Secretary of Health and Human Services in 2011 in addition to his duties as Health Commissioner.

The Department was created in 1963 during the term of Governor Henry Bellmon.

Leadership[edit]

The Department is led by the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Commissioner of Health. Under Governor of Oklahoma Mary Fallin, Dr. Terry Cline is both the Cabinet Secretary and the Commissioner.

State Board of Health[edit]

The State Board of Health is the governing body of the Health Department. The Board is composed of nine members appointed by the Governor of Oklahoma with the approval of the Oklahoma Senate. Each Board member serves a nine-year term. Eight of the nine members represent specific county regions of the state and one member is appointed to represent the state at large.

As of 2010, the Board is composed of the following members:

NameRegionBoard position
Jenny Alexopulos, D.OOttawa, Delaware, Craig, Mayes, Nowata, Rogers, Washington, Tulsa, Pawnee, and Osage countiesPresident
R. Murali Krishna, MDLogan, Oklahoma, Cleveland, McClain, Garvin, Murray and Payne countiesVice President
Cris Hart-WolfeEllis, Dewey, Custer, Roger Mills, Beckham, Washita, Kiowa, Greer, Jackson, Harmon, and Tillman countiesSecretary-Treasurer
Michael D. Anderson, PhDState at-large
Alfred Baldwin JrCimarron, Texas, Beaver, Harper, Woodward, Woods, Major, Alfalfa, Grant, Garfield, Kay and Noble counties
Richard G. Davis, DDSPottawatomie, Creek, Lincoln, Okfuskee, Seminole, Pontotoc, Hughes, Johnson, and Coal counties
Kenneth Miller, MDLeFlore, Latimer, Pittsburg, Atoka, Pushmataha, McCurtain, Choctaw, Bryan, Marshall, Carter, and Love counties
Barry L. Smith, J.D.Adair, Sequoyah, Cherokee, Wagoner, Muskogee, Haskell, McIntosh, and Okmulgee counties
Ronald Woodson, M.D.Blaine, Kingfisher, Canadian, Caddo, Grady, Comanche, Jefferson, Stephens, and Cotton counties

Organization[edit]

As of April 2013, the organization of the Department is as follows:[1]

Management and Finance[edit]

Staffing[edit]

The Health Department, with an annual budget of well over $300 million, is one of the largest employers of the State. For fiscal year 2014, the Department was authorized 2,148 full-time employees.[2]

DivisionNumber of Employees
Public Health Infrastructure163
Protective Health Services270
Prevention and Preparedness211
Health Improvement Services130
Community and Family Health1374
Total2,148

Budget[edit]

The divisions of the Department operation with the following operating budgets for Fiscal Year 2014:

ProgramFunding (in millions)
Public Health Infrastructure$47.8
Protective Health Services$63.3
Prevention and Preparedness$52.3
Health Improvement Services$18.1
Community and Family Health$200.7
Total$382.2

Supporting Agencies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oklahoma State Department of Health Organizational Chart, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Created 22-04-2013, Retrieved 19-09-2013
  2. ^ FY 2014 State Budget, Oklahoma Office of State Finance

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