Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH)
With childhood obesity tripling in the past 30 years, we cannot afford to ignore lifestyle practices that do not promote good health. Therefore, the Health Promotion division implements Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) which has the largest evidence base of any obesity prevention program.
CATCH is the most proven program to prevent childhood obesity and launch kids and communities toward healthier lifestyles. CATCH creates an environment that makes healthy decisions and physical activity fun. The CATCH programs are user-friendly making it easy for schools and childcare programs to use the program effectively across disciplines.
The Oklahoma CATCH programs include CATCH Kids Club for out of school time childcare programs and CATCH In-School for elementary schools with students in grades K-5. The primary goal of both Oklahoma CATCH programs is for participating children to reduce their risk of obesity and improve their overall health by increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, being more physically active, and fostering healthy environments.
Thirteen elementary schools across the state will implement the coordinated school health CATCH In School program during the 2015-2016 school year!
For CATCH program information, contact the Health Promotion Program Coordinator:
Ericka Johnson, MBA, CHES
1000 NE 10th St., Room 508
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Office: (405) 271-9444 ext. 56550
Blackberry: (405) 694-1282
For CATCH evaluation information, contact the Community Assessment & Evaluation Specialist:
Jennifer L. Han, PH.D., CHES
1000 N.E. 10th Street, Room 508
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299
Phone: (405) 271-9444 ext. 56349
Fax: (405) 271-1225
For local CATCH program support provided by county health educators, please contact the health educator in your area.