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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:

  • Obesity
  • Tobacco Use and Prevention
  • Violence
  • Sexual Health
  • Poverty and Access to Care

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 (janette@health.ok.gov) or Dana Webb-Randall (danaw@health.ok.gov).  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.

Child Health

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:

  • CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) Kids Club
  • School Health Index
  • Infant Mortality
  • Child Passenger Safety

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: 

  • Living Longer, Living Stronger
  • Sexual Health
  • Certified Healthy Oklahoma Business Program
  • Other Community Coalitions

For current information click on the Adult Focused Programs tab on the left.

Native American Injury Prevention…. Kiowa, Caddo, and Comanche Counties
The Native American Injury Prevention Coalition (NAIPC) has been working on decreasing unintentional injuries and educating the community since 1996. This is when representatives from the Apache, Caddo, Cheyenne – Arapaho, Delaware, Ft. Sill Apache, Kiowa, and Wichita and Affiliated tribes came together to do more about injury prevention and started the NAIPC. Currently the coalition is made up of the prior mentioned tribal representatives, community partners like health educators and nurses from county health departments, Indian Health Service public health nurses, educators, health officers, public service programs like teen suicide prevention, and many more supportive people.

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 mredbird@kiowatribe.org or call 580-654-6208.

 

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