Kudos of the Month: Tulsa Health Department

The Tulsa Health Department, under the leadership of Dr. Bruce Dart, has been working diligently during the coronavirus situation to keep residents of Tulsa County healthy.
According to the Tulsa Health Department: “Since its establishment in 1950, the Tulsa Health Department serves as the primary public health agency to more than 600,000 Tulsa County residents, including 13 municipalities and four unincorporated areas.
“The agency is one of two autonomous local health departments in Oklahoma, with statutory public health jurisdiction throughout Tulsa County and the City of Tulsa.
“THD’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of all Tulsa County residents, in order to make it the healthiest county in the country. THD was among the first health departments in the U.S. to receive national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board.
The Tulsa Health Department has set an audacious goal to make Tulsa the healthiest county in the country. And we want to be no. 1 in 10 years. This bold vision is the driving force behind our daily efforts to improve health and well-being.”
Concerning COVID-19 and education, Dr. Dart says, “The more people a student or staff member interacts with, and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk for COVID-19 to spread. Everyone in Tulsa County can do their part to slow the spread and keep students safe. Wear your mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance. This will go a long way to lessen the spread of illness and viruses.”
To find locations and other information, visit www.tulsa-health.org.