Improving Oklahomans’ Lives through Research, Planning and Action 

Our mission is to be a leader in confronting challenges to health, social, education and economic opportunities, and strategically advancing effective community-based solutions.

Expert Leadership

For 75 years, we have provided leadership for community planning and mobilization of resources using a collective impact model to meet health and human service needs. 

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Data-Informed Solutions

We convene the community around key trends and issues affecting Oklahomans, promoting data-informed decisions to effectively invest in all people across the lifespan. 

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Innovative Initiatives

We sponsor and support multiple results-based initiatives, all focused on identifying community needs, analyzing data and formulating steps for improvement and future success.

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Spotlight > Our Work

Tulsa Healthy Start

Tulsa Healthy Start is focused on creating healthy outcomes to reduce infant mortality and providing parent support to create the most favorable foundation for infant and child development.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Infant Mortality Rate is the number of infant deaths per every 1,000 live births. It is used as an indicator to measure the health and well-being of a community. Oklahoma’s infant mortality rate consistently remains above the national rate.

U.S. rate: 6 in 1,000 births*
Oklahoma rate: 8 in 1,000 births**
*The World Bank**Oklahoma State Department of Health

Educational Videos

Spotlight > Data

The new CSC Data Center, fully launching in 2017, is a premier, comprehensive source for data on population trends, socioeconomic conditions, health and well-being, and other important community indicators that shine a critical light on the challenges and opportunities currently facing Oklahomans. Read our latest Data Blast >


DID YOU KNOW? 

CSC is home to the Census Information Center of Eastern Oklahoma which helps data users across the state access, analyze and interpret census data by publishing a multitude of population and socioeconomic data trend reports and by providing various data training opportunities. Learn More >

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Who Is Tulsa?: Young Children Report 

We provide access to census data and trainings for research, planning and decision-making.

CSC Celebrates 75 Years

In 1941, CSC was formed to bring social agencies together to communicate, identify issues of shared concern, and explore ways to work cooperatively to better serve people in need. Now 75 years later, CSC remains a convener, researcher, forecaster, planner, partner, advisor and catalyst for change in Oklahoma. To celebrate this longstanding service, CSC leaders, supporters, staff and friends gathered on August 4th to honor our veterans and recognize CSC partners and leaders in a 1940s-themed memorial event.

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Latest News

9.12.16 | CSC's Jan Figart to present to State Representatives

CSC’s Associate Director Jan Figart will present at the Sept. 21 Oklahoma House of Representatives Public Health Committee interim study initiated by Committee Chair Rep. Mike Ritze. Jan will present on the effect of the Zika virus as it relates to vulnerable populations, such as those in poverty, as well as public health priorities.

9.9.16 | CSC Honors Dan Arthrell for 30+ Years of Service

This month, Dan Arthrell retires after 30+ years of service in public policy at CSC. To honor his good work advocating for children, navigating funding for health and social services, and facilitating the Metropolitan Human Services Commission (and so much more!), we are hosting a reception open to the community for Dan on Wednesday, 9/21/16 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Central Center at Centennial Park (1028 E. 6th St.)
Click here to R.S.V.P.
Adult beverages and light hors d’oeuvres provided.

9.6.16 | CSC Welcomes Kevin Burr as New CEO

On Tuesday, August 16, CSC’s Board of Directors announced Kevin Burr as new Chief Executive Officer. The announcement comes after the forthcoming retirement of Phil Dessauer, Jr., who has led CSC for thirty-two years. Burr will assume his new position on September 6, 2016. Read the announcement in Tulsa World >

8.4.16 | CSC Celebrates 75 Years of Serving Oklahoma

In 2016, CSC celebrates our 75th year of research, planning and action around improving the lives of Oklahomans. Throughout these seven decades, the Community Service Council has continuously brought people together to research, plan, coordinate action, and assess progress to address some of Oklahoma’s most critical social service, health, education and civic challenges. Read Our Story >
See the Photos from our Aug. 4 Celebration Event!

8.1.16 | New CSC Data Report: Young Children in Tulsa County

The second volume of CSC’s Who Is Tulsa? Series spotlights conditions and trends specifically related to children under age 5 in Tulsa and Tulsa County. Read The Report >

8.1.16 | CSC Awarded Grant to Increase Access to Fresh Foods

The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant to CSC to increase fruit and vegetable consumption through the Double Up Oklahoma (DUO) program. Read More >

Upcoming Events

9.19.16 | First Annual Gang Awareness Day

Free and Open to the Public! The Oklahoma Gang Investigators Association and the National Alliance of Gang Investigators Association present the FIRST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL GANG AWARENESS DAY, focused on street gangs in the Tulsa/NE OK Area.
September 19, 2016, 6 – 8 pm
NSU Broken Arrow Campus Auditorium (Bldg A)
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9.22.16 | CSC Staff To Present at Fair Housing Training

On Thursday, Sept. 22 from 9 am – noon, Tulsa Area Fair Housing Partnership presents the training: New Changes in Fair Housing Law You Need to Know. CSC’s Nathan Harvill, Housing Resource Coordinator, and Dolores Verbonitz, Program Manager, Tulsa Re-entry One-Stop, will present on Fair Housing Law and Criminal History. Event details >

9.24.16 | Community Baby Shower

On September 24, 2016 from 11 am – 2 pm, Community Service Council, Tulsa Health Department, and the Family Health Coalition will host its second annual Community Baby Shower at Booker T. Washington High School in collaboration with several partners and vendors. The event will provide new parents with supplies and resources to promote safe sleep, breastfeeding and pediatric care. Learn More >

10.4.16 | Rebuilding North Tulsa Resource Event

This free event, hosted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Tulsa and The Salvation Army, will focus focus on healthy housing awareness, financial
resource education, elder housing and financial fraud prevention.
Tuesday, October 4th, 4 – 7 pm
Salvation Army – North Mabee Community Center
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10.15.16 | Latino Community Health Fair

CSC’s Power of Families Project will host this free and open to the community health fair in partnership with Tulsa Public Schools, OSU-Tulsa, and the Coalition of Hispanic Organizations. The event will be held at Disney Elementary and will offer health-related resources and free services to families, with an emphasis on reaching Latino families and immigrants. Learn More >

10.27.16 | Empowering Oklahoma Women Conference

The 3rd Annual Empowering Oklahoma’s Women Conference is Thursday, October 27 at OU-Tulsa. Register through the link included in flyer (click below). This year’s event will focus on Postpartum Depression, the Two-Generation Approach and Fatherhood Engagement.
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