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Custer County Health Department
Welcome to the website of the Custer County Health Department. We hope you find it helpful for your personal health, the health of your family, and the health of our communities.
Our MISSION is "to protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy." Our VISION is "Creating a State of Health."
We do this by monitoring the health of our communities, identifying and responding to health threats, providing timely and accurate information, enforcing laws that protect health, and providing quality services to prevent and control disease.
JUNE IS MEN'S HEALTH MONTH
The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.
Click on the link below to learn more.
The Custer Health Access Team coalition, of which the Custer County Health Department is a member, is conducting a comprehensive community health assessment. It is doing this by using a strategic planning process called MAPP (Mobilizing to Action through Planning and Partnerships). MAPP has four separate health assessment tools that collects data from different aspects of the public health community.
The Custer Health Access Team has completed a Community Health Status Assessment. This assessment is a collection of hard data taken from a variety of sources to show analysis of county public health indicators. These data sources can be viewed by clicking on the links below:
The three remaining MAPP assessments are the Local Public Health System Assessment, the Forces of Change Assessment, and the Community Themes and Strengths Assessment. Results of these three assessments will be made available to the public on this website as well as by other means.
WIC is a federally funded nutrition education and supplemental food program for low income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to 5 years of age. The WIC program is based on the size of the family and the income brought into the home. WIC provides women, infants, and children with nutritious supplemental foods, nutrition education, and referrals for health care.
A priority for the WIC program is to ensure that mothers and eligible families with young children have the nutritional knowledge necessary to assure their children's proper nutrition intake. WIC provides nutritious foods tailored to supplement the dietary needs of participants to ensure good health, growth and development.
Numerous studies have shown that pregnant women who participate in WIC have longer pregnancies leading to fewer premature births; have fewer low and very low birth-weight babies; experience fewer fetal and infant deaths; seek prenatal care earlier in pregnancy and consume more of key nutrients such as iron, protein, calcium, and vitamins A and C. The WIC program encourages and supports breastfeeding by providing a wide range of breastfeeding services and support activities to expectant and new mothers.
To make an appointment for WIC service, contact the Custer County Health Department in Clinton 580-323-2100 or Weatherford 580-772-6417 and for additional information visit http://www.ok.gov/health.
The Custer County Health Department offers a variety of public health services to protect and promote health to our residents. Click on any of the links to the left to learn more about the services offered.
220 N. Bradley
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