ABOUT OKC – County Health Department
The Oklahoma City Health Department was established in 1910 to deal with the basic sanitation and disease control problems of Oklahoma City's rapidly growing new community. In 1939, Oklahoma County established its own badly needed health department. The two departments merged in 1954. The Oklahoma City-County Health Department was one of the first public health departments in the entire nation to be awarded accreditation status by the Public Health Accreditation Board. To achieve accreditation, the OKC-County Health Department underwent a rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed assessment process to make sure it met or exceeded a specific set of quality standards and measures. More than 125 health departments originally applied for accreditation, and the OKC-County Health Department was one of the first 11 to achieve accreditation. Our Mission: Protect health, promote wellness, prevent disease, and partner in the community.