The Tulsa Health Department (THD) is the backbone organization for the North Tulsa Community Coalition (NTCC or the Coalition) that was formed October 2016. Data shows that residents in north Tulsa experience significant health disparities. Life expectancy between north Tulsa residents and residents living in midtown or south Tulsa is 10.7 years.
The Coalition is a result of THD hosting a Culture of Health Summit (Aug 27, 2016) in north Tulsa to introduce the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). More than 200 participated. At the conclusion of the Summit, 95 people expressed interest in addressing north Tulsa’s SDOH. The purpose of the NTCC is to address social factors that affect health in north Tulsa, determine the causes of health inequities, and sustain real systemic change.
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