Mission & Values

Mission & Values

Our Commitment to Tulsa County

With its rich history, beautiful surroundings and friendly faces, Tulsa is a great place to call home. Community spirit runs deep here, and our residents take pride in taking care of each other. The same spirit to care and protect is found at the Tulsa Health Department, where we put the needs of the community first. 

Our Vision

We want to make Tulsa County the healthiest county in the country.

Our Mission

To improve the health and well-being of all Tulsa County residents.

Our Values

We're committed to a constant pursuit of a healthier Tulsa, and we do so by carrying out our core values:

  • Treat all people with dignity and respect – the THD Way.
  • Put the needs of a client ahead of anything and everything else – Community First.
  • Be accountable to each other and to the people we serve.
  • Empower residents to make healthy and safe choices.

About Us

Since its establishment in 1950, the Tulsa Health Department serves as the primary public health agency to more than 600,000 Tulsa County residents, including 13 municipalities and four unincorporated areas. The agency is one of two autonomous local health departments in Oklahoma, with statutory public health jurisdiction throughout Tulsa County and the City of Tulsa. THD’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of all Tulsa County residents, in order to make Tulsa County the healthiest county in the country. THD was among the first health departments in the U.S. to receive national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board.

#1 in 10 Years

We've set an audacious goal to make Tulsa the healthiest county in the country. And we want to be #1 in 10 years. This bold vision is the driving force behind our daily efforts to improve health and well-being.