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Comanche County Health Department
Welcome to the web site of the Comanche County Health Department. We hope that you use the information on this site to promote your personal health, the health of your family and the health of our community.
The Comanche County Health Department is pleased to be among the first in the nation to receive newly established national public health department accreditation status through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The accreditation process helps to ensure that the programs and services we provide are as responsive as possible to the needs of our community. With accreditation, the Comanche County Health Department is demonstrating increased accountability and credibility to the public, funders, elected officials and partner organizations with which we work. To receive accreditation, a health department must undergo a rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed process to ensure it meets or exceeds a set of quality standards and measures. For more information please follow this link: PHAB
Our Vision is “Creating a State of Health”. Our Mission is “To protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.” We do this by monitoring the health of our community, identifying and responding to health threats, providing timely and accurate information, enforcing laws that protect health and providing quality services to prevent and control disease.
Implementing SQ 788 - Medical Marijuana Application Information - see this link Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority.
Community Health Assessment/Community Health Improvement Plan
During the spring of 2010, the Comanche County Health Department engaged community partners in an effort to assess the health status of county residents. A Community Health Assessment (CHA) is a systematic examination of the health status indicators for a given population that is used to identify key problems in a community. The ultimate goal of this kind of study, which is sometimes called a community diagnosis, is to develop strategies to address pressing local health needs. The results of this original group effort are located on this link.
In 2015, using the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) process, we again surveyed residents asking what the greatest environmental and health challenges they face today. Through data acquired from the 2015 CHA assessments, the top five equally important challenges identified are:
On the basis of the results of the 2015 CHA, the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) was created. CHIP is a plan for all Comanche County residents comprised of community volunteer work groups including common community goals and key strategies to achieve the best possible outcomes for the challenges identified. The CHIP will be evaluated annually to assure access is available to live a healthy lifestyle and implemented strategies are showing improvement. The CHA was updated in 2017 to include additional resources. Please click on the links for more information on both the Revised 2015 CHA and 2015 CHIP.
Health begins at home with personal choices made by everyone each day. To make a healthy system change, it will take the entire community to incorporate health and wellness into policies and decisions. All residents are encouraged to review the updates and to make the decision to be part of a healthy lifestyle solution.
Comanche County Health Department services vary as to days, times, eligibility, and fees, if any. To learn more about our health department please click on the tabs on the left side. For a copy of our brochure click on the following link: Comanche County Health Department Brochure (Also in Spanish)
Comanche County Health Department is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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