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New plans focus on ''healthier Tulsa''

by: Preston Jones Updated:

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TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

  • Community partners revealed the Community Health Improvement Plan
  • A cornerstone includes better health services access and education 
  • Other areas include access to safe housing, transportation and food
  • Nutritional education is included as well
  • Partnerships and grants will fund  the plan

The plan identifies some of the biggest problems in Tulsa County:

  • 13% do not have health care coverage
  • 16% live in poverty
  • 27% spend more than 1/3 of their income on housing
  • 65% are overweight or obses

On average, people in South Tulsa live 11 years longer than people in North Tulsa.