Catch Kids Club
This is a program for children in grades 3rd to 5th. 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, physical activity takes place daily. Currently Lawton is conducting CATCH Kids Club in 14 after school sites: Lawton School Age Clubhouse, the following Elementary Schools; Almore West, Carriage Hills, Crosby Park, Douglass, Edison , Eisenhower, Hugh Bish, Park Lane, Pioneer Park, Sullivan Village, Whittier, and Woodland Hills. For more information: Oklahoma State Department of Health - CATCH Link and http://www.catchinfo.org/.
Safe Routes to School (SRTS)
Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs are sustained efforts by parents, schools, community leaders and local, state, and federal governments to improve the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school.
SRTS programs examine conditions around schools and conduct projects and activities that work to improve safety and accessibility, and reduce traffic and air pollution in the vicinity of schools. As a result, these programs help make bicycling and walking to school safer and more appealing transportation choices thus encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age.
In Lawton, SRTS is a program known for the "Walking School Bus". SRTS began as a pilot project at Howell and Whittier Elementary Schools to combat traffic congestion and provide an environment where children walk or bike to school safely. The pilot project was very successful, as a result three additional schools have implemented a SRTS program (additional schools: Hugh Bish Elementary, Swinney Elementary, Pat Henry, and Elgin Elementary). For more information: Oklahoma Safe Routes to School and National Center for Safe Routes to School.
Front Porch Project
The front porch project is a community- based child abuse/neglect prevention program that reflects the belief that everyone can and should become more aware of how to help protect children in their own community. The concept reflects the good neighbor sitting on the front porch who is aware of their neighborhood community. Please check back for more information on implementation of this project in Comanche County. For general information about the Front Porch Project please use this link FrontPorchInformation
Make It Your Business
Make It Your Business is a work site wellness training module developed by the Governor's Strong and Healthy Oklahoma Initiative. The training provides employers with the knowledge necessary to make their work site conducive to eating better, moving more, and becoming tobacco free. This training is presented in partnership with the Great Plains Technology Center and the Southwest Tobacco Free Oklahoma Coalition. Once business have completed the training and implemented changes in their workplace, they are encouraged to apply for the distinction of "Certified Healthy Business" via the Oklahoma State Department of Health. For more information please see the brochure and the link: OSDH-Strong and Healthy Oklahoma - Make It Your Business.
The Southwest Tobacco Free Oklahoma Coalition (SWTFOC) aims to work together to educate the public about the dangers of tobacco and to promote a tobacco free community. SWTFOC is comprised of concerned citizens who are passionate about tobacco prevention. Currently, the SWTFOC is working to expand its membership, create targeted media campaigns, and advocate for tobacco prevention legislation. The SWTFOC also supports projects sponsored by their youthful counterpart, Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT). These projects include the Great American Smoke Out, Legislative Breakfast, and Kick Butts Day. For more information regarding Tobacco Use Prevention please use the following links: Tobacco Use Prevention Service and Youth and Tobacco.
Living Longer Living Stronger with Chronic Conditions - Put Life Back in Your Life
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. Community Programs contains a list of classes around the state including Lawton and the General Brochure gives more information about the program. For more information regarding Comanche County please call our Health Education staff at (580) 585-6682.