More than 13 percent of Oklahoma County residents don’t have a high school diploma or equivalent. For every 1 percent increase in high school dropout rates, our community faces the risk of increased health burdens. Furthermore, higher levels of education are associated with delayed childbirth and higher-wage jobs for families in general.
The OKC-County Health Department invests in education to boost health and employment through programs located all across Oklahoma County. This summer, the Southern Oaks Learning and Wellness Campus will open, providing programs focused on the important partnership of health and education to individuals of all ages.