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Open Streets Saturday, May 25, 2019
The Lawton Fort Sill Community presents the Spring Open Streets on Saturday May 25, 2019 from 10am-2pm. This event is brought to you by a multitude of community organizations. Open streets is a newer concept that turns city streets into a temporary public park with activities for the whole family to get people moving. Open streets events are increasingly common in cities seeking innovative ways to achieve environmental, social, economic, and public health goals by temporarily closing streets to automobile traffic, so that people may use them for walking, fitness classes, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing. Here are some valuable things that Open Streets brings to the community:
• Open Streets creates sense of community
When: Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:00 AM thru 02:00 PM
This free interactive simulation is designed to help local decision makers begin to understand what it might be like to live for one month in a typical low-income family. A discussion will follow providing an opportunity to assess and address these concerns in Comanche County. Website Information
WHEN: Thursday, July 11, 2019 5:30PM-8:30PM
WHERE: Great Plains Technology Center, Worley Seminar Center
WHO: city, county and state decision makers, employees and public representatives for Comanche County, Oklahoma
For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Nutrition Education
Nutrition Education classes are currently being held at Comanche County Health Department and FT. Sill. Nutrition classes are offered at Comanche County Health Department on the first and third Fridays and on Fort Sill on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. To validate times and topic information please call 580-585-6625 for Comanche County Health Department information and 580-558-8413 or 580-585-6625 for FT. Sill information.
Community Health Assessment/Community Health Improvement Plan
Comanche County Health Department originally engaged community partners in 2010 in an effort to assess the health status of county residents. A Community Health Assessment (CHA) was taken at that time. A CHA is a systematic examination of the health status indicators for a given population that is used to identify key problems in a community. The ultimate goal of this kind of study, which is sometimes called a community diagnosis, is to develop strategies to address pressing local health needs. The results of this original group effort are located on the 2010 CHIP link located on the left banner.
In 2015, using the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) process, we again surveyed residents asking what the greatest environmental and health challenges they face today. Through data acquired from the 2015 CHA assessments, the top five equally important challenges identified are:
On the basis of the results of the 2015 CHA, the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) was created. CHIP is a plan for all Comanche County residents comprised of community volunteer work groups including common community goals and key strategies to achieve the best possible outcomes for the challenges identified. The CHIP was updated in January 2019 and will be evaluated annually to assure access is available to live a healthy lifestyle and implemented strategies are showing improvement. As an ongoing effort to address the community challenges, the 2015 Community Health Assessment (CHA) was updated in 2019 to include additional resources. All residents are encouraged to review the updates and become a part of improving our community. Any suggestions or comments can be directed to Debra Lynn at email@example.com. Please click on the links for more information on both the Revised 2015 CHA and Updated 2015 CHIP.
For more information regarding the 2015 Community Health Assessment or the 2015 Community Health Improvement Plan please contact Debbie Lynn at (580) 248-5890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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. For Oklahoma information click on the Certified Healthy Oklahoma Programs site. For current Comanche County Information click on the Certified Healthy Oklahoma 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. For further information please contact Ambrea Marshall at AMarshall@delawarenation.com or call 405-247-9755 x 1118.
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