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Child Health

Vision: Decrease unintentional illness and injury in children through promising practice and evidence based health education activities, programs, and coalitions.

  • CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) Kids Club- This is designed for afterschool or childcare facilities serving children K-5. The program engages children in 32 nutrition lessons and 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity. Nutrition lessons are conducted 1 or 2 times per week, physic al activity occurs daily. Training and technical assistance for the program are provide for free. Implementation equipment is offered through a stipend or at a discount. Contact Janette New, Health Educator for more information janette@health.ok.gov or (580) 585-6682.
  • School Health Index- Health-related factors such as hunger, physical and emotional abuse, and chronic illness can lead to poor school performance. Health-risk behaviors such as substance use, violence, and physical inactivity are consistently linked to academic failure, missed days, and poor test scores. The School Health Index is a free tool designed to help schools identify strengths and weaknesses of health promotion policies and programs. It provides opportunities to develop an action plan for improving student health, ultimately leading to better test scores. Our health education staff offers assistance to schools wishing to complete the School Health Index as part of their Health and Fit School Advisory Committee, SB:1627. Contact Janette New, Health Educator for more information janette@health.ok.gov or (580) 585-6682.
  • Infant Mortality- Healthy Baby Showers are held monthly at the health department. Pregnant women are encouraged to come and learn the latest information on how to keep their baby healthy and safe throughout pregnancy and throughout infancy. For more information regarding the Healthy Baby Showers, please call our health education staff at (580)248-5890. For more information on how to keep babies healthy and safe, visit http://iio.health.ok.gov
  • Child Passenger Safety (0-12yrs)- The health department in conjunction with Safe Kids offers several car seat events throughout the year where certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians teach you how to properly install your child’s car seat, have a car seat checked, and/or purchase a car seat.  The health department also has Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians on staff that can check your car seat. Please call (580)248-5890 to make an appointment. Visit www.safekids.org for more information.
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