Community and Adult Enhancement Programs
Vision: Empower community members to make informed decisions about personal health choices through promising practices and evidenced based programs, access to care, and information regarding healthy behaviors. Some our current adult focused programs include:
- Living Longer, Living Stronger- This program is attended by people with different chronic conditions. In classes, individuals learn how to manage, maintain, and increase their life activities. You might be interested in this program if you are an adult age 55 or older with an ongoing health condition. You’ll get the support you need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health. The following is a link for regarding the program: livinglongerlivingstronger.org. Community Programs contains a list of classes around Oklahoma and the General Brochure gives more information. For more questions regarding Comanche County please call our Health Education staff at (580) 585-6682.
- Sexual Health- The primary goal of Health Education staff is to educate the community about sexually transmitted infection rates in our county, prevention methods, and testing information in hopes to positively impact our disproportionally high rates.
- The Certified Healthy Oklahoma Business Program began in 2003 as a way to recognize businesses that were working to improve employee health. Healthy businesses contribute to creating a healthier Oklahoma. Businesses that have become certified know that creating a healthier workplace is important to productivity, morale, and employee health. Since the program started, more than 1,000 Oklahoma businesses have become certified. In fact, the Certified Healthy Business Program was so successful that the Certified Healthy Restaurant award program was started. In 2010, House Bill 2774 created the Certified Healthy Schools and Communities Act. These are two new voluntary certification programs recognizing communities and schools that promote wellness, encourage the adoption of healthy behaviors and establish safe and supportive environments.
Following these certification programs, the Oklahoma Turning Point Council was approached to offer a College Campus certification. This certification program is available to all Oklahoma colleges and Career Technology Centers. All certification programs have three award levels: basic, merit and excellence. Each certification program follows strict criteria and is available to preview on the Turning Point website. For complete information, simply go to www.okturningpoint.org and click on Certified Healthy Programs and scroll down to one of the five programs. Online applications are available August through November of each year.
We have spotlighted the organizations for Comanche County as of December 2013. For a complete list of winners, please click on the appropriate section below:
Other Community Coalitions- Our staff serve on numerous coalitions that focus on positive health outcomes. For information on community coalitions that you may become involved in contact our health education staff.