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Community and Adult Enhancement Programs

Vision: Empower community members to make informed decisions about personal health choices through promising practices and evidenced based programs, access to care, and information regarding healthy behaviors.  Some our current adult focused programs include:

Heartland OK - This is Oklahoma’s version of the CDC’s Million Hearts Initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes. This program is funded by a grant through the CDC.  Heart disease is a major problem in Oklahoma for both men and women (See information flyer).  Heartland OK is an initiative to reduce heart attacks and strokes in targeted Oklahoma counties.  A coordinated care team located at the Comanche County Health Department will work with health care providers to provide free blood pressure checks, track blood pressure readings, make connections to community-based resources, and help patients identify areas to integrate lifestyle change behaviors.  For more information on this program please contact Sarah Whittington (SarahCo@health.ok.gov) or James Hunt (JamesWH@health.ok.gov).  Their contact telephone number is 580-248-5890.

Living Longer, Living Stronger - 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.  The following is a link for regarding the program: livinglongerlivingstronger.org.   Community Programscontains a list of classes around Oklahoma and the General Brochure gives more information.  For more questions regarding Comanche County please call our Health Education staff at (580) 585-6682.

Sexual Health - The primary goal of Health Education staff is to educate the community about sexually transmitted infection rates in our county, prevention methods, and testing information in hopes to positively impact our disproportionately high rates. 

Other Community Coalitions - Our staff serve on numerous coalitions that focus on positive health outcomes. For information on community coalitions that you may become involved in contact our health education staff.


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