PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES

 

$1.1 million was provided to increase pay for public health nurses (PHN). The action addresses a long-standing gap in pay between PHNs and other Registered Nurses employed by the state.

$131,000 was provided to establish, beginning January 1, 1998, a Tulsa satellite office of the Health Department vital records division.

$375,000 was provided to boost immunization programs at county health departments.

$429,000 was appropriated to the State Health Department for chronic disease programs including HIV/AIDS, end-stage renal disease, sickle cell, diabetes, and breast and cervical cancers.

$682,000 was appropriated for pregnancy prevention programs. Of the total, $250,000 will address teen pregnancy prevention programs, and $432,000 will provide contraceptive supplies and services.

$170,000 was provided to implement a statewide trauma system.

 

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