Vision: Decrease unintentional illness and injury in children through promising practice and evidence-based health education activities, programs, and coalitions.
CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) Kids Club
The CATCH Kids Club program engages children with activities that promote proper nutrition and physical activity. The program is designed for after-school or childcare facilities serving grades K-5. Nutrition lessons are conducted 1-2 times per week, with 30 minutes of physical activity per day. Training and technical assistance for the program are provided free of charge. Contact Sarah Lambaria, Health Educator for more information: SarahL@health.ok.gov or (580) 585-6612.
School Health Index
Health-related factors such as hunger, physical and emotional abuse, and chronic illness can lead to poor school performance. Health-risk behaviors such as substance use, violence, and physical inactivity are consistently linked to academic failure, missed days, and poor test scores. The School Health Index is a free tool designed to help schools identify strengths and weaknesses of their health promotion policies and programs. It provides the opportunity to develop an action plan for improving student health, ultimately leading to better test scores. Our Health Education staff offers assistance to schools wishing to complete the School Health Index as part of their Health and Fit School Advisory Committee, SB:1627. Contact Sarah Lambaria, Health Educator for more information: SarahL@health.ok.gov or (580) 585-6612.
Healthy Baby Shower Series
The Healthy Baby Shower series is open to new and expecting mothers within the community. The showers last approximately one hour, and include time for games, snacks, and socialization. The series features a different guest speaker each month; topics include health and safety information, such as infant CPR and safe sleep. There is no cost to attend. There is no need to register in advance but we would appreciate an RSVP to ensure we have enough refreshments for participants.
- May 26, 2016
- June 23, 2016
- July 21, 2016
- August 25, 2016
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM
Location: Comanche County Health Department - WIC Conference Room, 1010 S. Sheridan Road, Lawton, OK 73501
For additional information see flyer. For questions and to RSVP email SarahL@health.ok.gov or call (580) 585-6612.
Child Passenger Safety (0-12 years)
The Comanche County Health Department partners with Safe Kids Worldwide to offer several car seat events throughout the year. Visit www.safekids.org for more general information. At these events, certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians can teach you how to properly install a car seat and can also check whether a seat has been correctly installed. The health department has Child Passenger Safety Technicians on staff as well as a limited supply of car seats available. To qualify for our program:
- Please bring proof of assistance (WIC, TANF, etc.)
- You must be the legal guardian of the child
- Child must be present or within six weeks of due date
- Please arrive in the vehicle used most often for transporting your child
For more information, contact Marquise Bishop, Health Educator via email Marquiseb@health.ok.gov or (580) 585-6743.