The year 2019 flew by. Let’s take a moment to acknowledge and appreciate all of the wonderful work that happened in our communities!
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The Ardmore Behavioral Health Collaborative (ABHC) is a community initiative to improve overall health and wellness in Carter County. ABHC promotes a Wellness Oriented Trauma-Informed Community (WOTIC), as behavioral health and unresolved trauma are public health problems in our communities.
Look back on a sampling of efforts around Oklahoma that recently made the news to learn about policies, practices, and programs that are making Oklahoma communities healthier. Whether you find out about new initiatives in your area or enjoy a boost by celebrating “wins” in wellness, there’s value in seeing what’s new!
The Wednesday Walking PALs Program is a voluntary community-based program for Claremont Elementary and Roosa Elementary students in Claremore, OK. Adult and high school volunteers from the Volunteers for Youth PAL Mentoring Program escort the students from a designated meeting place to their school on Wednesday mornings during a fall and spring session.
The TSET Healthy Living Program and City of Guymon, along with local volunteers, are making the area around Guymon High School safer for students who walk or bike to school, or for community members who choose active transportation in their daily activities. They are helping drivers slow down as they approach the school by painting school-spirited markings on streets in areas that have high foot traffic or bicycle use near the school.
The Community Council volunteers their time to give a unified voice to the interests and priorities of members working at the local and regional levels throughout Oklahoma.