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ABOUT YOUR TULSA HEALTH DEPARTMENT

With its rich history, beautiful surroundings and friendly faces, Tulsa is a great place to call home. Community spirit runs deep here and our residents take pride in taking care of their own. At THD, we’re impacting positive change through our constant pursuit of a healthier Tulsa.

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 Tulsa County 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.

Vision

We want to make Tulsa County the healthiest county in the country.

Mission

To improve the health and well-being of all Tulsa County residents.

Values

We're committed to a constant pursuit of a healthier Tulsa, and we do so by carrying out our core values:

  • Treat all people with dignity and respect – the THD Way.
  • Put the needs of a client ahead of anything and everything else – Community First.
  • Be accountable to each other and to the people we serve.
  • Empower residents to make healthy and safe choices.

The Tulsa City-County Board of Health acts in an advisory capacity to the THD Director of Health. The board sets public health policies and helps establish the THD annual budget. In all that they do, the board’s appointed members and the Executive Director of Health strive to safeguard and promote the health of the people they serve.

Bruce Dart, Ph.D​.
Executive Director

Public Health Experience:

  • Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department / Lincoln, NE / Director
  • City of Independence Health Department / Independence, MO / Director
  • Grand Island/Hall County Health Department / Grand Island, NE / Director
  • Douglas County Health Department / Omaha, NE / Laboratory Scientist / Health Inspector / Epidemiologist / Supervisor / Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program / Health Nuisance Program

Current and Previous Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

  • National Association of County and City Health Officials / Past Board of Directors / Past Board President
  • Public Health Association of Nebraska / President
  • University of Oklahoma College of Public Health / Professor
  • MyHealth Access Network / Analytics Committee / Chairperson
  • Public Health Accreditation Board / Board Member
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee to the Director / State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Workgroup / Member

Contact Information:

  • Email: bdart@tulsa-health.org
Dr. Regina Lewis, D.O.
Chair​
Board of Health Member

Appointed By: City of Tulsa
Initially Appointed: July 2015
Current Term Expires: July 31, 2027
Profession: Family Practitioner at OSU Center for Health Sciences

Mousumi Som, D.O.​
Vice-Chair​
Board of Health Member

Appointed by: City of Tulsa
Current Term Expires: July 31, 2027
Initially Appointed: October 2021
Profession: Oklahoma State University Medical Center Chief of Staff 

Aimee Boyer,
Treasurer​
Board of Health Member

Appointed by: Tulsa County
Initially Appointed: April 2020
Current Term Expires: July 31, 2026
Profession: Partner & Financial Planner, Pinnacle Investment Advisors

Mike Stout, Ph.D.
Board of Health Member

Appointed by: Tulsa County
Current Term Expires: July 31, 2024
Initially Appointed: July 2018 
Profession: Associate Professor and GKFF Endowed Chair in Family & Community Policy at Oklahoma State University

 
Krystal S. Reyes​
Board of Health Member

Appointed by: City of Tulsa
Initially Appointed: July 2019
Current Term Expires: May 1, 2025
Profession: Chief Resilience Officer, City of Tulsa

Ann Paul, DrPH, M.P.H. ​
Board of Health Member

Appointed by: Tulsa County
Initially Appointed: February 2017
Current Term Expires: July 31, 2029
Profession: Chief Strategy Officer at St. John Health System 

Mike Jones, D.V.M. ​
Board of Health Member

Appointed by: Tulsa County
Current Term Expires: July 31, 2029
Initially Appointed: July 2017 
Profession: Veterinarian

Sarah-Anne Schumann, M.D., M.P.H.​
Board of Health Member

Appointed by: City of Tulsa
Current Term Expires: July 31, 2024
Initially Appointed: May 2018
Profession: Chief Medical Officer for Aetna Better Health of Oklahoma

Jeffrey Galles, D.O.​
Board of Health Member

Appointed by: City of Tulsa
Current Term Expires: July 31, 2027
Initially Appointed: October 2021
Profession: Utica Park Clinic Chief Medical Officer

2024 Board of Health Meetings & Agendas

Download 2024 Meeting Schedule here

  • Wed, January 17 at 6:00 p.m. at James O. Goodwin Health Center, Rm 200 Meeting Notice & Agenda | Minutes
  • Wed, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. at North Regional Health and Wellness Center, Rm 208 Meeting Notice & Agenda | Minutes
  • Wed, April 17 at 6:00 p.m. at James O. Goodwin Health Center, Rm 200 Meeting Notice & Agenda | Minutes
  • Wed, May 15 at 6:00 p.m. at North Regional Health and Wellness Center, Rm 208 Meeting Notice & Agenda | Minutes
  • Wed, June 12 at 6:00 p.m. at James O. Goodwin Health Center, Rm 200 Meeting Notice & Agenda
  • Wed, August 14 at 6:00 p.m. at North Regional Health and Wellness Center, Rm 208
  • Wed, September 18 at 6:00 p.m. at James O. Goodwin Health Center, Rm 200
  • October Tri-Board meeting with THD, OSDH and OCCHD TBA
  • Wed, November 13 at 6:00 p.m. at North Regional Health and Wellness Center, Rm 208

There are no scheduled meetings in March, July or December.

Board of Health Archives
You can view an archive of Board Health Meetings here.

Contact THD’s Public Information Officer at communications@tulsa-health.org or call 918-595-4402. View the latest news and information from the Tulsa Health Department.

Health Fair Requests
Request a public health professional to attend your next health fair.
Speaker's Bureau
Request a public health professional to speak at your next community, organization or corporate meeting.
Request a COVID-19/Flu Clinic
THD works with community partners to accommodate requests for a COVID-19/Flu clinic onsite at your business or organization.
Tours and Special Presentations
THD occasionally receives requests for private tours of our facilities, special presentations at a THD location, and interviews with staff members for research purposes. 
LOCATIONS

We have 10 locations across Tulsa County that offer a variety of services to help you and your family stay healthy.

Publications

2023-2028 Strategic Plan
The Tulsa Health Department’s strategic plan is a valuable tool for improving the health of Tulsa County and ensuring that resources are used effectively and efficiently.

Fiscal year 2022-2023 Annual Report
Healthy Communities, Resilient Futures: Public Health Annual Review

Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Annual Report
The theme of this year’s report, More than the Pandemic: From Challenges Come Opportunities, highlights how we've overcome challenges and continued to serve our diverse and growing community in a post-pandemic climate.

Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Annual Report
The theme of this year’s report, Saving Lives, One Dose at a Time, highlights our proud accomplishments to show public health in action during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Annual Report
The theme of this year’s report, Not All Heroes Wear Capes, is reflective of the Departments’ work to protect the health and safety of Tulsa County residents in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) Report
The CASPER assessed the potential resiliency of Tulsa County residents in the event of a disaster by strategically asking questions that can identify gaps in preparedness. The household information gathered through the survey identified critical needs of Tulsa County residents in order to improve resilience when faced with a disaster.

Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Annual Report
The theme of this year’s report, Improving Tulsa's Health and Wellness for a Brighter Tomorrow, is reflective of the Departments’ actions to help Tulsa County residents achieve their maximum health potential.

Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Annual Report
The theme of this year’s report, In Constant Pursuit of a Healthier Tulsa, is reflective of the Departments’ goal of collectively working to help Tulsa County become the healthiest county in the country within 10 years.

Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Annual Report
Inside this annual report, we identify the programs, partnerships and policies that are making a difference in the health and well-being of Tulsa County residents. Note: this report is best viewed when using either Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers. It can easily be viewed on your mobile device as well.

Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Annual Report
During the past year we have worked collaboratively and cohesively with community partners, decision makers and residents to change and improve the health status of Tulsa County.

2016 Tulsa County Community Health Needs Assessment
This is a systematic, data-driven approach to determining the health status, behaviors, and needs of residents in Tulsa County. The information gained from this assessment allows the community to identify the areas of greatest concern and develop strategies to effectively target these areas in order to have the best possible community health outcomes.

Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Annual Report
This was another outstanding year for our agency, our employees, and the clients and public we serve.

Narrowing the Gap: Life Expectancy Project Summary
The Tulsa Health Department and several key partners recently completed a life expectancy analysis which applied best practice strategies to calculate the life expectancy at birth for residents of the 43 Tulsa County ZIP codes, specifically concentrating on 74126 and 74137 which had the most drastically different life expectancies. The study was funded in part by the George Kaiser Family Foundation and compared data from 2000-2002 to 2011-2013.

Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Annual Report
This report reflects the work THD has done throughout the year to improve the health of our diverse communities, to mobilize and strengthen community partnerships, to achieve collective impact and to ensure that we as a public health agency are continuously working to improve the quality of the services we deliver.

Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Annual Report
This report is a testament to the commitment of staff and our local public health system comprised of community partners who work together to ensure the people of Tulsa County benefit from comprehensive public health practice, policy, and programs.

Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Annual Report
This report is a summary of the many activities we perform on a daily basis to honor our commitment to improving the quality of life for all Tulsa County residents.

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