The use of permanent prescription drug drop off sites, usually located in law enforcement agencies and select pharmacies, is a prevention strategy aimed at reducing the supply of unwanted or unneeded prescription drugs in the community. Safe disposal of these prescription drugs reduces the risk that prescriptions will be diverted for misuse.
A Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a strategic tool for improving the health of a community through a collaborative process of identifying health needs and opportunities specific to that community.
The CHIPs listed below reflect the dedicated work of broad community cross-sector engagement. Many stakeholders, staff, decision-makers, and other interested persons participated in a series of facilitated meetings to discuss and prioritize community issues.
May is Mental Health Month, and National Prevention Week is the second full week of May.
Schools are a key environment for improving the health of students, staff, and parents alike.
Useful links for those working to improve health in Oklahoma schools:
Kick Butts Day occurs annually in March, and is a national day of activism that empowers youth and other advocates to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco.
The AARP Livable Communities Roadmap to Livability Toolkit is a beneficial tool for anyone working on active living and transportation. Some of the topics mentioned include:
Don’t be deceived! The toolkit is meant to create healthier communities for all individuals. Click here for the full resource.
Make this holiday season a happy, healthy one – and usher in a healthy new year for you and your community with these public health resources.
Schools are a key environment for creating health behavior change. Enhance your work in this area with the resources below addressing school wellness policies and a sample 24/7 tobacco-free policy.
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