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Public Health Training
Comanche County Health Department is providing a course for foster parents and childcare providers on July 28, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This course will count towards the training requirements for adult household members who will be caring for a child in Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) custody.
For more information see the flyer.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 580-654-6208.
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