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Kingfisher County Health
Welcome to the website of the Kingfisher 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.
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 Kingfisher County Health Department at (405)375-3008 and for additional information visit http://www.ok.gov/health.
Throughout 2014, the Kingfisher Community Collaborative (KCC), of which the Kingfisher County Health Department is a member, conducted community health assessments to determine the health status of county residents. To do this in an organized, comprehensive way, KCC used the nationally recognized - Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) process. The Kingfisher County Community Health Assessment and its accompanying attachments are listed below and can be viewed by clicking on the links:
In May 2015, the Kingfisher Community Collaborative began meeting to review the Community Health Assessment Data and identify five priority issues. After doing this, the Collaborative developed objectives and strategies for addressing these five priority issues. The final result of this effort was the Kingfisher County Community Health Improvement Plan. The document can be viewed by clicking on the report below:
In February 2016, the Kingfisher County Health Department put together a strategic planning team to develop a five-year strategic plan. The team was responsible for gathering data to be used during the planning process including: community health assessment data, community health improvement plan objectives and strategies, Oklahoma State Health Improvement Plan objectives, and current strategic plan goals outlined in the agency's performance management system. This information, gathered from all levels of internal staff and community partnerships, provided the foundational data necessary for strategic planning. The final result was the Kingfisher County Health Department Strategic Plan. This document can be viewed by clicking on the report below:
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The Kingfisher 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.
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