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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.
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM
Location: Comanche County Health Department - WIC Conference Room, 1010 S. Sheridan Road, Lawton, OK 73501
Kids Sunday Workout - August 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Join Comanche County Health Department's Registered & Licensed Dietitian Ashley Lazzerini for the next Kids Sunday Workout on August 28!
Open to all children of all ages!
RSVP to (580) 574-3760 with child’s name and age. You can TEXT or leave a message. Space is limited to 30 children!
Ashley Lazzerini, Registered Dietitian
From Captain Claudia Roseno - Bridges out of Poverty Training September 15 and Getting Ahead Training October 19
A Getting Ahead facilitator training (with author Phil DeVol) has been scheduled on Wednesday, October 19th in Oklahoma City. The registration fee is only $60 per person, which includes the required book set and lunch. This is a substantial savings over the cost of the training via webinar ($260) on the aha web site. The registration link for the Getting Ahead facilitator training and instructions about where to mail your check are located at: www.GAFacilitatorTraining2016.eventbrite.com
Captain Claudia Roseno
Mental Health First Aid Course
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches everyday people how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. For more information about MHFA please visit http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/.
Comanche County Health Department will be hosting an 8 hour training on two Saturdays, October 8th and 15th from 10 am – 3 pm. The training will be $8.00, which covers the cost of the material and certificate. Registration closes September 10, 2016. Please note light refreshments will be offered. Lunch will be on your own during a 1 hour break. For more information about this course please visit http://wims.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/course_details.php?id=60171 and see the flyer Mental Health First Aid CCHD.
To register please contact:
Marquise Bishop - Health Educator
Community Baby Shower
Comanche County’s 3rd Annual Community Baby Shower will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 11th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at the Comanche County Fairgrounds Annex Building.
The overall goal of the Community Baby Shower is to provide information, connect people to resources, and educate not only the pregnant mother, but new parents and caregivers as well. This event is inclusive of all areas of Preparing for a Lifetime, It’s Everyone’s Responsibility, which is the state’s initiative to decrease infant mortality in Oklahoma. For more information please see the flyer: Community Baby Shower
All expecting parents and caregivers of children up to the age of two years old are welcome to attend the event. There is no need to register. Guests may expect to enjoy speakers, light refreshments, and a raffle.
For more information, please contact Sarah Lambaria at (580) 585-6612, or SarahL@health.ok.gov.
Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
In the spring of 2010, Comanche County embarked on the development of its first Community Health Improvement Plan or CHIP. See the link on the left for the original Assessment and Plan results. This process was repeated at the Community Health Meeting held in October 2015. Again five Comanche County Health Improvement Plan Priorities were chosen for 2015-2020 using the MAPP Framework Process. CHIP priorities for the next five years are as follows:
As you can see, Obesity and Violence are recurring priorities that were also included in the previous CHIP. Whereas the previous CHIP listed Access to Care and Tobacco as distinct areas, the new CHIP will shift focus slightly on Poverty and Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs. Mental Health is a new addition to the CHIP for Comanche County. Though Sexual Health is no longer included in the CHIP, Comanche County Health Department will continue to work to address the needs of the community through outreach and partnerships in this area. These five focus areas compliment the Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan priorities, which are outlined in the document Healthy Oklahoma 2020. These include Behavioral Health, Social Determinants, Obesity, and Tobacco Use.
If you are interested in joining a workgroup please contact Comanche County Health Department Regional Director Brandie O'Connor at (580) 248-5890, or BrandieO@health.ok.gov.
To support the Community Health Improvement Plan efforts, our health department staff provides the following Child Health and Adult Enhancement Programs.
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:
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:
For current information click on the Adult Focused Programs tab on the left.
Certified Healthy Oklahoma Programs
The Certified Healthy Oklahoma Program is a free statewide certification that showcases organizations and communities that are committed to fostering environments that support healthy choices. The Certified Healthy Oklahoma Program began in 2003 as a collaborative initiative with four founding partners – the Oklahoma Turning Point Council, the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals, the Oklahoma State Chamber, and the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Here are the Certified Healthy Oklahoma Programs:
For Oklahoma information click on the Certified Healthy Oklahoma Programs site. For current Comanche County Information click on the Certified Healthy tab on the left.
Native American Injury Prevention…. Kiowa, Caddo, and Comanche Counties
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 email@example.com or call 580-654-6208.
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