OKLAHOMA CITY — "Just three years ago, Oklahoma was ranked 49th by the United Health Foundation in their national report.," saiid State Sen. Brian Crain, R-Tulsa,. " The fact that in those three years we've been able to move to 43rd is proof of our dedication to addressing critical public health concerns. I particularly want to point out the hard work of the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

However, Crain urged continued efforts to improve.
" ... it is important for us to build on those efforts in the months and years to come. We must continue to raise public awareness about the importance of actively pursuing a healthy lifestyle and help more Oklahomans take advantage of a host of programs created and administered at the state level, whether they are smoking cessation programs, prenatal and parenting programs or other healthy initiatives."