Public Health in Tulsa is inextricably linked to socioeconomic status and heavily dictates quality of life. Regular preventative check-ups and healthy lifestyles can be considered luxury expenses to disadvantaged Tulsans struggling to keep any food on their table or a roof over their heads. Without good health or the ability to cover medical necessities, individual quality of life suffers; when numerous Tulsans are impacted by a lack of adequate healthcare, social progress stalls.
The Public Health theme addresses inequalities by race, geography and veteran status. These groups experience disparities in healthcare, health conditions and health outcomes.
The topics for the Public Health theme are Healthcare Access, Mortality, and Well-being.
You can see a snapshot of the indicators averaged in this theme in the chart to your right and then visit the sections below for more detail.