The Public Health Institute of Oklahoma is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2004. We began out of partnership with the Oklahoma Turning Point Council having entered into by virtue of having a shared philosophy and vision: to create a greater outcome of a healthier Oklahoma. 

Our mission is to bridge government, academia, and communities in order to facilitate health improvement.

We serve as a neutral convener between health related governmental agencies, academic programs and community level organizations including but not limited to health care providers, hospitals, mental health providers, education, business, faith based organizations and tribes.  PHIO fosters innovation, supports nonpartisan health advocacy and leverages resources in order to facilitate health improvement

PHIO is in partnership with the Oklahoma Turning Point Council and coalitions that are certified County Health Improvement Organizations (CHIOs) throughout the state. We are affiliated with the National Network of Public Health Institutes and are a member of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits.

Our Board of Directors represents the Oklahoma Turning Point Council, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma Public Health Association, Oklahoma Health Care Authority, Oklahoma State Department of Health, and consumers of health.