Rep. Horn to Gather Public Health Leaders Amidst COVID-19 Spike in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma’s 7-Day Average Increases to Over 1000 Cases

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Friday, Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) and Dean Gary Raskob of the OU Hudson College of Public Health will gather public health officials and hospital administrators to discuss the increase of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma and steps forward. The Public Health Roundtable will be broadcast for the public on Zoom and on Facebook Live.

Public Health Roundtable with Congresswoman Kendra Horn

Time: 9:30AM – 11:00AM, Friday, July 31

Watch Via Zoom: Meeting ID 936 1893 7608, Password 74525374

Streamed Live on Facebook

“Oklahoma is still in the thick of the COVID-19 crisis, with record increases in cases. Responding to this unprecedented health and economic crisis, requires the expertise and insight of our public health officials and healthcare leaders about what we can and should do to protect our communities,” said Congresswoman Kendra Horn. “As Congress debates the next stimulus package, input from local health officials is paramount to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and support our healthcare system and communities.”

“We appreciate Congresswoman Horn’s leadership on public health and healthcare, and her commitment to working to protect the health of Oklahomans through transparent communication of the facts, and to advocating for a science and evidence-based approach to addressing the Coronavirus pandemic and its impact in Oklahoma,” said Gary Raskob, Ph.D., Dean of the OU Hudson College of Public Health. “The OU Hudson College of Public Health and our health system partner, OU Medicine, are pleased to assist in this effort by bringing together public health and healthcare experts from Oklahoma City and the state to discuss the latest scientific knowledge on Coronavirus, as well as strategies to care for Oklahomans affected by this condition, and to protect the health of our population.”

Panelists Include:

  • Congresswoman Kendra Horn
  • Dr. Gary E. Raskob, Dean of the Hudson College of Public Health and Regents Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Dr. Dale W. Bratzler, Professor, Colleges of Medicine and Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; Enterprise Chief Quality Officer, OU Medicine; Chief Covid Officer, University of Oklahoma
  • Dr. Lance Frye, Commissioner of Health – Oklahoma State Department of Health
  • Dr. Patrick McGough, Executive Director – Oklahoma City-County Health Department
  • Chuck Spicer, President and Chief Executive Officer – OU Medicine
  • Timothy Pehrson, President and Chief Executive Officer – Integris Health System, Oklahoma
  • Jim R. Gebhart, Jr., Regional President – Mercy Hospital, Oklahoma
  • Kersey Winfree, M.D., Regional Chief Medical Officer – SSM Health Oklahoma
  • Nicolas Barton, Executive Director – Southern Plains Tribal Health Board
  • Craig Jones, Board President – Health Alliance for the Uninsured
  • Robyn Sunday-Allen, Chief Executive Officer – Oklahoma City Indian Clinic