Current Fellows
Food Systems for Health

Lauran Larson

Bloomberg Fellow

Lauran is the Lead Wellness Coordinator with the Oklahoma State Department of Health. She works with multi-disciplinary organizations statewide to facilitate and administer the State Obesity Prevention Plan Stakeholders Group. Lauran works closely with the state‚Äôs hunger relief organizations on food insecurity efforts including the development and implementation of a state action plan to improve nutrition security and strengthen community clinical linkages through screenings and interventions. Lauran also leads the physical activity and nutrition team to provide technical assistance and subject matter expertise to local level program staff working on a variety of evidence-based strategies such as healthy food retail, farmers markets, and safe routes to school. 

The Oklahoma State Department of Health protects and improves public health through its system of local health services and strategies focused on preventing disease. Five major service branches - Community Health, Family Health Services, Prevention and Preparedness, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and Protective Health Services - provide technical support and guidance to 68 county health departments as well as guidance and consultation to the two independent city-county health departments in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. 


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