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Run For Babies
Come celebrate Prematurity Awareness Month by participating in the Run for Babies! The March of Dimes, Comanche County Health Department, and United Way of Southwest Oklahoma are pleased to present Lawton's third annual run. The purpose of this 5K glow run is to bring awareness to premature birth. Far too many babies in Oklahoma are born too soon... join us as we light the night for preemies everywhere! See Flyer - Run for Babies Nov-2016.pdf
Registration is OPEN for the third annual prematurity awareness run! The Run for Babies will take place on Friday, Nov. 4th at 7:00 p.m. in Elmer Thomas Park. The registration fee of $15.00 includes a t-shirt, race bag and glow gear (necklace and arm bands). This event is open to EVERYONE- we invite you to run or walk at your own pace! To register click on the link or type the following link into your browser (case sensitive): bit.ly/RunforBabies2016
Packet pick-up will be available on Friday, November 4th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Comanche County Health Department, and also from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at Elmer Thomas Park - Holiday House on race day. The packet will include race bib and t-shirt. "Glow gear" will be handed out near the starting line prior to the race.
If you have questions about registration, please contact Sarah Lambaria at (580) 585-6612, or SarahL@health.ok.gov.
Community Health Assessment
In 2015 as part of an ongoing process, Comanche County once again engaged community partner’s to assess the health of the county using the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) model. Organizations collected information using the following four assessments:
The assessments provided a comprehensive look at Comanche County’s current health outcomes, the factors affecting those outcomes, real or perceived, which influence the health of the community. The community health assessment is a systematic examination of the health status indicators for Comanche County. The ultimate goal of a community health assessment is to develop strategies to address the community's health needs and identified issues. Although there are many health related issues needing attention, stakeholders voted to focus on the following five priorities:
Substance Abuse (Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs)
Please click on this link to examine the demographics, MAPP assessments, priority elements, and resources that were used during this process. This document will briefly review these priorities while demonstrating how and why they were chosen for health improvement in Comanche County. Public input and comments are encouraged and welcomed! Please contact Debbie Lynn at (580) 248-5890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 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. To locate the current contact information please call Sarah Lambaria at (580) 585-6612, or SarahL@health.ok.gov.
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