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Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
In the spring of 2010, Comanche County embarked on the development of its Community Health Improvement Plan or CHIP. To facilitate an organized, comprehensive approach to creating the plan, organizers followed the nationally recognized “Mobilizing for Action toward Planning and Partnerships” (MAPP) process. Through this process five areas of improvement were identified:
Work groups were formed around each priority area and charged with the development of goals and strategies. The Comanche County Health Improvement Plan is the culmination of that work, and provides the platform for our next phase; a phase where we plan, implement, and evaluate strategies to reach our objectives. Workgroups for each priority area meet quarterly. To learn more about a specific work group, please click on any of the tabs on the left. Public comments are welcome. To comment or volunteer to assist in health improvement efforts, please contact: Janette New (email@example.com) or Dana Webb-Randall (firstname.lastname@example.org). You may also contact them at the following number 580-248-5890.
To support the Community Health Improvement Plan efforts, our health department staff provides the following Child Health and Adult Enhancement Programs.
The vision of our child health focused programs is to decrease unintentional illness and injury in children through promising practice and evidence based health education activities, programs, and coalitions. Currently these community programs include:
For current information click on the Child Health Programs tab on the left.
Adult Enhancement Programs
The vision of our adult focused programs is to empower community members to make informed decisions about personal health choices through promising practices and evidence based programs, access to care, and information regarding healthy behaviors. Currently some of these these community programs include:
For current information click on the Adult Focused Programs tab on the left.
Certified Healthy Oklahoma Programs
The Certified Healthy Oklahoma Program is a free statewide certification that showcases organizations and communities that are committed to fostering environments that support healthy choices. The Certified Healthy Oklahoma Program began in 2003 as a collaborative initiative with four founding partners – the Oklahoma Turning Point Council, the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals, the Oklahoma State Chamber, and the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
As of 2014, there are seven Certified Healthy Oklahoma Programs:
For Oklahoma information click on the Certified Healthy Oklahoma Programs site. For current Comanche County Information click on the Certified Healthy tab on the left.
Native American Injury Prevention…. Kiowa, Caddo, and Comanche Counties
Throughout the years the goals of the coalition has changed depending on injury statistics and available community educational opportunities. Currently the Native American Injury Prevention Coalition has quarterly goals where a community educational or outreach event is performed. The goals vary from summer safety to infant mortality to elder falls prevention depending on national initiatives and/or local need. If you have questions, suggestions, or are interested in becoming a member of the Native American Injury Prevention Coalition, please contact Melody Redbird Post at email@example.com or call 580-654-6208.
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