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Community Health Improvement Plan - Obesity (Fit Kids of Southwest Oklahoma)
The Fit Kids (Obesity) group continues to meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at noon- Comanche County Memorial Hospital. To get involved with FKSWO or for more information on the local TSET Healthy Living Program contact Ashley Green at 580-248-5890 or email AshleyG@health.ok.gov.
For 2017 the dates are as follows:
There has been much national attention directed at the issue of obesity, including concern over both the health and economic outcomes of an overweight society. According to the Trust for America’s Health, Oklahoma ranks as the 6th most obese state in the nation with a trend that will unfortunately find Oklahoma leading the nation by 2018. While the state trends toward this unfortunate distinction, Comanche County appears to contribute to the momentum.
It is clear that obesity, and the rising rates of an overweight population, is a critical concern both physically and economically for Comanche County. In fact, the 2010 State of the County’s Health Report indicates that the county’s annual health care costs related to obesity grew close to 8.5 million dollars. That is a staggering figure that cannot be ignored. Is there any question why obesity is a focus area of this CHIP?
The obesity work group efforts are carried out by Fit Kids of Southwest Oklahoma (FKSWO), a coalition funded by a Communities of Excellence in Nutrition and Fitness grant from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. To get involved with FKSWO, contact Ashley Green at 580-248-5890 or email AshleyG@health.ok.gov.
The Obesity Work Group had two objectives:
2015 Current Obesity Rate - 31.8%
* BRFSS Change in calculation starting in 2012
By 2015, reduce Comanche County’s rate of overweight residents from 36.3% to 35%.
* Overweight numbers are no longer reported
The group had eight strategies. Outcomes reported as below:
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